The only thing that will ever make any of us truly happy.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 26, 2012
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“I don’t really care about my happiness.

I care about our happiness. We’re an ecosystem—no man is an island.

I do care about integrity. About being genuine.

I’d rather be genuinely unhappy or lonely than falsely happy or selfishly well-off.

Honor isn’t for ancient warriors. Morality isn’t for ministers and spiritual folks.

Honor, morality, humor and compassion—you know, good heart—is for all of us:

ironically, it’s the only thing, ever, that will make any one of us truly happy.”

~ Dr. Willard Evans


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


8 Responses to “The only thing that will ever make any of us truly happy.”

  1. Ben_Ralston says:

    Wonderful – thanks Way.

    Love the photo too! What / where from?

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