Cleanliness of the mind and spirit creates happiness from within. In this space of being, a person does not react suddenly to what is presented around them, whether it be a moody person or a particular situation or circumstance life is presenting.
It is standing in equanimity yet flowing with what is going on around you.
Cleanliness also means digging deeper in your hearing and seeing of things that are being expressed or presented to you at face value, tapping into your own internal wisdom and responding from that place.
This creates a sense of fulfillment and happiness because you are not coming from an automated rehearsed reaction of old patterns, but from somewhere fresh, new and lively. This is what being present is all about.
This checking in on yourself is part of self-nurturing. When a mind is in a state of equanimity it doesn’t perceive threats from others or react to surface statements or conversations easily. It does not allow what is happening externally to disrupt what is happening internally. This is staying " Clean" in the mind.
The Path Clearer