I want to be happy. I choose happiness. This may sound childish and self centered but I want you to choose happiness too. Finished reading "The Chocolate Cake Sutra, ingerdeients for a sweet life" by Geri Larkin and what a good book it was. It was about behaviors. Giving joy, ethical behavior, tolerance, the capacity to keep going, clearheadedness, crazy wisdom, and being adventurous. Behaviors I aspire to.
In "The Chocolate Cake Sutra" Geri Larkin, an ordained Zen priest, writes about her trial and tribulations using them as a 'finger pointing to the moon' to illustrate and wake us up to the wonder that is all around us. She helps us by writing about the tools for seeing and interacting with this wonder. Not always straight laced, in fact a self proclaimed potty mouth, she shares her adventures and is absorbed by the ordinary. A excellent read.