We sometimes think that happiness comes from special circumstances or lofty insights, involving practices which require great effort, rather than the simple day-to-day circumstances before us:
Dropping off body and mind is good practice.
[There is]…nothing fundamental to rely on, including not others, not self, not sentient beings, and not causes or conditions.
Although this is so, eating breakfast comes first.
Dogen, 1200-1253, founder of the Soto branch of Zen Buddhism.
(“Dropping off body and mind” refers to sitting meditation)