Hard Yakka

Unfortunately we have to put the hard yards in or hard yakka in, and actually develop our minds. You may call this spiritual development, internal training, or religious practice, but I will just call it mind training. This might be through reflection during the day, formal meditation, chanting, or other practices that are being used to train the mind.

Normally I put in the hard yards in to external activities. The main external activity is work. The amount of happiness that work itself will give is incredibly limited. The money that I get from work is very useful and that money allows to buy a great deal, including food and rent. So I should appreciate what work gives me, but be careful not to overemphasise what happiness work brings.