True joy comes not from getting what we want, but by being who we want to be. Be free from reacting to conditions, one way or the other.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
The truth of who we are—our essence, is peace, happiness, contentment, joy. We all want that. We can get that temporarily from getting what we want, but it is temporary. Everything in the material world changes. Lasting happiness, peace and contentment is an inside job. Our time of silence each day trains us to slow down, to observe our moods and recognize that which allows us to be who we want to be. Take that time. Notice. Enjoy!