All That You Seek Is Within You
It seems to me that everyone is searching… for the perfect job, the perfect partner, the perfect home, the perfect look, the perfect vehicle, the perfect holiday, the perfect deal.. and the list goes on. One only needs to take note of people’s actions and comments over a short period of time to observe this endless quest. Just stand back and observe people in a shopping mall. Listen to people’s conversations over a meal or at coffee. Watch the media messages that bombard us every day. The underlying belief is that these external markers of success will make us happy. Hmmmm… questionable logic seems to be at work here. “When I have/get [insert wish here], I will be happy.” When did having or getting anything ever result in lasting happiness? Might you experience happiness in the attainment of something? Of course. You might experience excitement, a surge of joy, delight, or even a […]
What Do We Really Want?
It seems to me that as the most evolved species on this planet, we should know what we are doing. Observation of our actions should validate our self-proclaimed top position on the evolutionary ladder. When I think of highly evolved, qualities that come to mind include intelligence, compassion, perceptiveness, wisdom, integrity, love — a species motivated by altruism. I imagine a species that cares for its people and the planet on which it lives; a species that survives and flourishes within a system based on respect, harmony, and caring for one another and the environment. Pause for a moment and consider the observations someone from a more global vantage point might make: a species that destroys the planet on which it lives; a species that attacks and destroys its own; a species that ignores the wisdom of its more learned advisers and continues on its perpetual search for money, power, prestige, […]
The Secret to True Happiness
Have you wondered what the secret is to finding and experiencing true happiness every day of your life? It’s not really a secret. I hate to pull the rug out from under the people who profess to have the secret and who promise to reveal it to you if you pay x number of dollars to register for their program or buy their book. No program or book can do that, no matter how much you pay for it and no matter who it is sharing the “secret.” Happiness is a choice. It is a choice that you make every moment of every day of your life. It is a state of mind that you choose to embrace. It is not about what has happened to you in the past or what occurs during any given day. It is not about how anyone treats or reacts to you. That is […]