Be free, live happily, joyously, without any antagonism, without any hate. Then life becomes something quite different. Then life has a meaning, is full of joy and clarity.
A doubt arises and it is cleared. Another arises and that is cleared, only to make way for another, and so it goes on. So there is no possibility of clearing away all doubts. Find out instead to whom and from where the doubt come. Go to their source and stay there. Then they cease to arise. That is how doubts are to be cleared away.
The art of living happily is also the art of transforming our afflictions. If we want to be happy, we need to identify what is preventing us from being happy. The path to well-being is the path out of ill-being. Sometimes we suffer but we don’t dare to admit it to ourselves, let alone to others. However, only by facing our suffering can we find the way out, the path to well-being.
Thich Nhat Hanh