Everything worthwhile is not in the future but now!
Most of us outsource our happiness from people and circumstances. Hence, happiness becomes very elusive.
Happiness and unhappiness are states of the mind. We look up to salvation or moments in the future to be happy. When I obtain this or that, I will be happy. When someone does this or that, I will be happy. Hence, happiness becomes very short-lived.
It also means that we are in a state of lack.
Freedom and salvation in this case can only come through focusing on what can be done now. We focus our energy on the past and the future too much that we forget to enjoy the present moments. People say they need time to achieve this or that, acquire something or someone, love etc before they can be happy or whole/ complete.
But we get there by realizing that we are there already, by living in complete acceptance of what is. If you want to look good, start now, if you are not happy with your body, start exercising now, if you want love in your life, start loving now, don’t wait till someone comes in order for you to love.
It also means accepting circumstances as they are, if there is a solution you can find now to the problem you have, well and good and you if can’t find a solution now, just let life be.
We also need to learn that when negative things happen, there is a deep lesson concealed under it. There is always a higher good in every situation. It doesn’t mean we continue staying in bad relationships or in uncomfortable situations, to the contrary when you are whole, complete and utterly present that’s when you learn to walk away from situations that don’t speak to who you are. And peace and happiness come from a deeper place in you, hence you don’t feel the need to fight also or insult and be clingy when things don’t go well. You just walk away, happy and complete.
Most of us derive our sense of identity from situations, people, fame, titles, and appearances. Not to say they are bad but circumstances change, people fall out of love, you may end up losing your beauty, fame, titles, money, but then what happens?
It also doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appreciate what you have or the amazing people in your life, it only means that you don’t derive your sense of who you are or happiness in people or situations because they are temporary.
Echart Tolle in his book, The Power Of Now says, ‘All that arises passes away’
I believe him.
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