The path is sometimes arduous and filled with self-deceits. It is hard enough to have to contend with the deception of others without having to manage your own deceits; nonetheless, mostly as a defense mechanism, they come. To attain some sort of peace you have to let go of a multiplicity of things: ego, rage, (which comes from fear or hurt), desire, and avarice. Seeking happiness is in itself a false path. It misleads you by its promise, its possibility and its aspiration to follow a course that it would be better to ignore. Seeking happiness is like looking for success: it will come if you don’t pursue it, it will come through silence. When seeking self-change you need first to find silence..
Russell Cuts the Corn From The Brewers Whiskers.