"It takes close attention to see what is happening in front of you.
It takes work, pious effort, to see what you are looking at.
He was mesmerized by this, the depths that were possible in the slowing of motion,
the things to see, the depths of things so easy to miss in the shallow habit of seeing."
"If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation."