Funny how that works: A few years ago I bought a car which was in a color I had never seen before and I thought it quite unique. After buying it, however, I then noticed quite a few cars everywhere I went which were in exactly that same color. Some call it serendipity, or just a quirk of how our awareness shifts on us depending on where we focus. This happened again to me in the last few weeks with the "Rules to be Happy": First I heard a clever description of '3 Rules for Happiness' from a mindfulness teacher, who in turn informed me that he had learned it from one of his teachers. I thought it catchy and to the point, and I felt it just succinctly stated some rather profound truths, which, if lived, would indeed make for a happier life.
But in the spirit of serendipity then a week or so later, while reading "A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness" by Christiane Wolf, MD,PhD and J. Greg Serpa, PhD I came across it again, on page 65, so I share it here -- pass it around: