A lot of people sit around hoping for a miraculous day in the future when all kinds of marvellous and extraordinary events might happen that will bring them happiness. The fact is that such miraculous events happen very rarely and when they do, it is not the event itself that actually brings happiness. The incidents just are what they are. They cannot bring ultimate happiness in the way people imagine. What we need to do is go beyond this kind of overestimation of cyclic existence’s capacity to bring us happiness and aim towards ultimate liberation. These other kinds of happiness that we are consumed by ultimately are all provisional and inferior. We can describe them as being filled with holes which will leak water all over the place; they are unable to contain our happiness. They are utterly fallible.
Depicted from "Guide to the Four Preliminary Practices 2 - Part 44" April, 2015, Vancouver, Canada