"People believe themselves to be dependent on what happens for their happiness, that is to say, dependent on form. They don't realize that 'what happens' is the most unstable thing in the universe; it changes constantly. They look upon the present moment as either marred by something that has happened and shouldn't have or as deficient because of something that has not happened but should have. And so they miss the deeper perfection that is inherent in life itself, a perfection that is always already here, that lies beyond what is happening or not happening, beyond form."
from "A New Earth"
by Eckhart Tolle