Great article. The world says "You deserve"..fill in the blanks.. This attitude, that happiness exist in something outside of ourselves, is a big cause of suffering. Constantly craving is a miserable state of affairs and has nothing to do with the thing sought. Learning to be, here, now, and allow what is to be, is a good way to live in peace.
Examine craving closely. It's never what it seems to be.
Thank you for "hitting the nail on the head". All change begins with a personal committment but life does not stop while we are in the metamorphisis! We cannot base our happiness on things or plans because stuff happens and we have to find happiness in all situations.
8/30/2012 12:13:59 PM
What a great article. I truly needed a dose of perspective. Thank you!
8/30/2012 12:08:12 PM
This article is excellent! Having the spirit of gratitude does bring happiness to life...indeed!
This article was so uplifting. Thank you for reminding me of the simple things that bring me such joy. Since retiring, I've found it much easier to connect with simple truths.
8/30/2012 10:38:54 AM
Every morning when I step in the shower, I say a simple prayer that goes something like "thank you God, for whoever invented hot showers!" One of life's simple pleasures that I'm truly grateful for, and it starts out my day on a positive note!
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