Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Love and Happiness
Love is happiness, and to express love through thoughts and actions is our only purpose in this life. And in the fulfillment of this purpose we are being exactly as we are intended to be.
There is no real happiness in any thought that omits Love. Any single thought that does not include Love is a distraction. Happiness is our natural state of being, and we are not without happiness unless we choose to exclude Love from our thinking.
All unhappiness is experienced because conditional love is either offered or withheld from others based on a motive to gain or get something in return. We can use huge portions of many years trying to satisfy our motives to be accepted, important, worthy and loved; all of which seem to promise happiness as the ultimate reward. Some seek this satisfaction in a romance, friendship or career while others look for it in sports, or special interests. Like completing a puzzle, we learn to believe that Love and Happiness will be assured when the pieces of our lives seemingly fit together.
Our minds can become so immensely distracted with what goes on in our daily lives, that our real Divine Nature is forgotten or even ignored. And when the truth about who we are is allowed to fade from our memory, then the voice that speaks to us tells us: We are yet in need of something else in order to be who we should be. Insatiably the “me beast” follows it’s cravings, while reminding us that it still wants to be fed. The puzzle is never completed.
In realizing we are one with Love we simultaneously realize that there is nothing else that we can be. We need not look for better things, people or ideas to make us happy. When we are aware that no worldly distraction can offer real happiness, then in that instant of awareness can we see that our pursuits do not bring lasting happiness. For in that awareness we can realize that happiness is not to be discovered by allowing the same self-defeating patters of behavior to be repeated.
Happiness has never made a departure from our lives. Love never leaves us. Rather it is the voice other than Love, which coaxes us to seek what is already in our midst. That voice tells us that happiness can be realized through the pursuit of invented distractions.
Some of us must make many attempts at discovering happiness before we recognize that it was not a state we needed to vacate in order to find. Happiness is the natural state of Creation. To be happy is to be one with that state. No matter how far or wide we have ventured in our pursuit of it, happiness has never left us, nor diminished even in one degree or inkling, in its intensity. It is only by following the way of distracted thinking that we perceive anything other than happiness.- Love to you – Don.
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