- We may even experience such strong desire that we do not care if we hurt someone in the process of fulfilling it.
- Warming essential oils or burning resins in an incense burner is a time-honored way to create a mood. Try this as an evening ritual, at bathtime or bedtime, choosing the fragrance according to the effect you seek. Mandarin, neroli, or sandalwood bring inner peace. Chamomile or juniper ease tension. Lavender or geranium promote inner balance. Or as a morning ritual (147), try peppermint to raise your energy levels.
- If joy is to endure and mature serenely, it must be linked to other aspects of true happiness: clarity of mind, loving-kindness, the gradual withering of negative emotions, and the disappearance of selfish whimsy.