Earlier today I was searching all over the house for the box of matches I needed to light a candle for my little shrine. 

After looking all over the place I found an old lighter in the back of a drawer, and used that. 

When I came to settle down to meditate, I noticed the box of matches I had been looking for – on the table right behind my meditation cushion. 

That reminded me that we can spend a long time looking for something, but if we are looking in the wrong place, we will never find it.  For happiness, although we tend to look outside for it, we won’t find it there. Happiness lies within. 

May we all find perfect peace and happiness within our hearts, for the sake of all living beings.