What’s “Wrong” With This Quote? September 8, 2014Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
An excerpt from a book, The Strangest Secret, landed in my in-box today. In the middle of the excerpt, I happened upon this quote:
Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry—his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing… he becomes nothing.
As I read the quote, I found it “wrong” for any number of reasons:
“When we master our thoughts, we master our life.”
“How we relate to the issue IS the issue.”
2. Some people will flounder in the face of uncertainty. Others will flourish.
“In uncertainty lies all possibility.”
“Embrace all with joy. Anything can be a gift of gold in disguise.”
If we convince ourselves that reaching a set destination is a pre-requisite to happiness, we are apt to be disappointed since the rewards we envision, if they materialize at all, often feel less like rewards and more like dead ends.
Happiness is not waiting for us at the end of the road ~ it’s found here and now, by enjoying each step along the way!
4. We don’t need to know where we’re going as the path unfolds before us. In tune with Spirit, we remain awake and aware, seeing opportunities as they arise. We notice the winks, whispers, and nudges intended for our eyes, ears, and hearts.
“The way teaches us the way.”
5. If we’re enjoying the journey, we win . . . no matter what happens.
“A good traveler has no set plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu
6. When we are too intent on reaching a set destination, we may become frustrated, impatient, and discouraged if our goal, like the proverbial grapes, remains “out of reach.”
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
7. We can NEVER be nothing.
No matter what.
Accessing the authentic self is simple. Just be. Follow the breath to your innermost core. Let all else fade away.
In the silent spaces between thoughts, we find ourselves waiting.
Ego despair and confusion dissipate. Peace, Joy, and Happiness surface.
We become one with the source.
“I am that I am.”
Aah . . . that’s better!
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