Happiness is the battle for the self….
When you are winning that battle, you have no choice but to be happy, but when you are losing that battle you have no choice but to be sad. Your level of happiness is a direct reflection of your determination to spiritually win the war of life. If you are very very determined, then happiness will follow you… But when you are ready to give up, sadness follows you like a rain cloud.
It reminds me of a quote in “A Waking Life”, where a gentleman says to say yes to one instant, is like saying yes to all existence. All we have to do is say, Yes… Yes I will participate, yes I will love my life, yes I will be myself, yes I will try to understand, yes I will let go, yes I will do what I have to do. If we say yes, nothing can stop us. No is a killer when spoken in our own head. When we say, no I won’t, no I can’t, no I don’t belong, or no more pain; we are in for trouble.
First, we must give away our pride and our love, but once we do that, we have no choice but to be happier. The universe cannot exist in a void, so the moment you give your love or happiness away to another more comes by to fill you up.
Just remember to give away the right kind of emotion and the right kinds of emotions will always come back to find you! Don’t’ forget your pain, is just an absence of understanding… If you really understood life, you wouldn’t ever feel an ounce of pain, because you would see purpose everywhere you look.
Don’t give your demons something to smile about!