There is no fire like greed,

No crime like hatred,

No sorrow like separation,

No sickness like hunger of the heart,

And no joy like the joy of freedom.

Health, contentment, and trust

Are your greatest possessions,

And freedom is your greatest joy.

Look within.

Be still.

Free from fear and attachment,

Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

– adapted from the DHAMMAPADA, translated by Thomas Byrom

Photo source: Skagit Valley Tulip Fields Washington by Nancy Crowell

Author note: Passage from the beautiful book, “Teachings of the Buddha” by Jack Kornfield that first introduced me to Buddha :)