The attachment that happens
in the pursuit of happiness
is the main source of unhappiness.
The future can be imagined,
but that's about it.
The ego attaches to pleasures and addictions
because they allow it to gratify itself
if nobody else does.
That truth is not in the forms,
the pieces used to play the game,
neither is it in the winning or the losing,
but in the simple happiness
of playing, of doing, of living.
Like children, we so easily forget
that we are just playing a game.
If you can be very serious about
not taking life too seriously,
then happiness is yours,
whatever you gain or lose.
The greater the drama,
the bigger your smile should get.
So be happy; stop thinking
and time will stop ticking.
To cheerfully meet whatever happens to you
is the true test of your progress.