Our mind naturally possesses a kind of joy that we are not always in touch with.
In the beginning, we might have to look for it a little bit and inspire ourselves to feel happy.
If you do that every time you sit to meditate,
you will find that over time the joy will just be there and you'll recognize it.
Lama Norlha Rinpoche, Calm Abiding Meditation Seminar, Kittery Point, Maine, August 2005