chapter  3
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Happiness, Suffering, and Psychotherapy: The Metta Sutta

We would all like to consecrate our lives with a smile. In her college entrance essay, my daughter wrote:

There is something very beautiful and simple about a smile... often I feel it says so much more than words. You can look at a person, smile at them, and already you have opened a window into your heart. Maybe that’s what makes people smile back, because when you offer someone a smile you offer them yourself. You say, here, this is me and I am happy as I am and how do you do?