Happiness is spontaneous. There is no reason—you just feel it.
They live in the most difficult conditions, yet they do not agonize over the past or worry about the future. They are called “the happiest people on Earth.” Their greatest keys to happiness are their lifestyle and their language, which uses only the present tense.
While I was in high school, I was deeply interested in Buddhism. When I went to university, I became a bit more involved and tried to become a Zen student disciple.
Years ago, at a point when I was floundering in my unhappiness and delaying my happiness at every turn, I was thrown off-guard when a friend of mine said, Hakan, heaven is right here! Such a very different view compared to what I'd been taught.