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Does mindfulness lead to happiness? And what do we mean by 'happiness,' anyway? Here are a variety of perspectives on appreciating the present moment, letting go of attachments, embracing moderation, and finding meaning.
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Appreciating the Present Moment
Mary Oliver, "Sometimes," from Red Bird:
"Instructions for Living a Life:
Tell about it."
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Enchanted April:
"The simple happiness of complete harmony with her surroundings, the happiness that asks for nothing, that just accepts, just breathes, just is."