True happiness lies in activity, but obviously in activity of a higher order than that which allows us to earn a little money to provide for our needs or those of our family. This material work is necessary but it is not enough, it cannot satisfy anyone.

To be happy, human beings must learn to work with thought, feeling, imagination and willpower for it is in such work that they will find fulfilment, and whatever happens in the world, they will always have this work to do.

Events can rob them of their outer activity, but they can continue this inner work everywhere, even in the most difficult conditions – even in the other world.

For no one can take away their intelligence, their heart or their willpower, which are the only true riches on which they can always count.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov