I used to consider Yoga as a tool to escape from the stress. By simply stretching and sweating, it does relieve the tension from my body as well as mind. Yoga was one of various activities I tried out in order to pursue the state of feeling happy.
Not long ago I read a book written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He pointed out that happiness is only a by-product, not an objective. All of a sudden his works awoke me and made me realise that I had been chasing the tail of happiness!
It also echoes how I feel about photography. There have been ups and downs in the journey of learning photography but I am not discouraged by any unhappy moments or incidents.
Every experience, happy and unhappy, altogether strengthen my faith and passion in this path.