*No special effects done with image. The white round structure has the diameter about that of a human hair.*
The right path refers to the very concrete ways you live your life in every moment. In Buddhism, we speak of Noble Eightfold Path: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration. It’s possible for us to live the Noble Eightfold Path every moment of our daily lives. That not only makes you happy, it makes people around us happy. If you practice the path, you become very pleasant, very fresh, and very compassionate.
Look at the tree in the front yard. (Or in this case, the photograph I included with this post above. MY WORDS) The tree (plant MY WORDS) doesn’t seem to be doing anything. It stands there, vigorous, fresh, and beautiful, and everyone profits from it. That’s the miracle of being. If a tree were less then a tree (if a plant were less then a plant MY WORDS), all of us would be in a lot of trouble. But if a tree (plant MY WORDS) is just a real tree (plant MY WORDS), then there is hope and joy. …
… When you have a path and you enjoy every step on your path, you are already someone; you don’t need to become someone. … You don’t need to be someone else; you’re already a wonder of life.
–Thich Nhat Hanh–
Source: “The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh”
Shambala Pocket Classics
NOTE: You do not need to follow Buddhism to practice the Eightfold Path.