We often undermine our own possibility of happiness because we are living in future planning for it. This Sunday Wendy guided us as we reflected in depth on this question, drawing insights from a talk by John Peacock addressing our obsession with planning.
The talk by John Peacock is “The present alone is our happiness”, and can be found here: https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/91/talk/35006/
In the talk, the speaker read “Beyond the Bend in the Road”, a short poem by Fernando Pessoa, which you can read here: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/8189250-beyond-the-bend-in-the-road-there-may-be-a
Also mentioned in the talk was the book “Rowing Without Oars” by Ulla-Carin Lindquist, which you can find more about here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/452313.Rowing_Without_Oars