How To Access Happiness NOW September 1, 2010Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
Tags: Buddhism, Eeyore, Happiness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Tigger
Using Buddhist teachings, the author (David) explains why we have evolved as we have . . . existing in a state of perpetual dis-ease or dukkha.
Dukkha, self-created suffering or disquietude, is designed to keep us wanting more ~ more safety, more security, and more status.
Once we attain IT (whatever IT is), a new desire appears to take IT‘s place, and the cycle begins anew.
The more we look “out there” to find happiness, the more elusive it becomes, because happiness for a reason, any reason, can always be taken away.
If we want lasting happiness, we must look for it in the NOW, by training our minds to let go of disquietude and self-created suffering. When we exist in the NOW, we allow our unfulfilled desires to drift away. In the resulting vacuum, inner peace and happiness surface.
In those moments, you existed ONLY in the NOW.
The past faded from view. No worries clouded your thoughts or troubled your mind. You floated in the eternal sea of bliss and joy which lies within.
That’s happiness . . . the absence of suffering in the eternal NOW.
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