Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thought for the Day

Why is everyone so happy here except me?"Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere," said the Master.

Why don't I see goodness and beauty everywhere?"Because you cannot see outside of you, what you fail to see inside."

What is happiness? Is it something that comes from within, or caused by external things? I prefer to believe that it is generated from the inside and not because of circumstances, environment or possessions. We all have the ability to be happy regardless of what is going on around us.

This isn't to say that we have to like everything that happens or simply accept bad circumstances; only that our happiness doesn't depend upon things being "perfect". If we are waiting for something - an event, a new purchase, a circumstance - that will make us happy we'll always be searching. Happiness will always be just beyond our fingertips. Why waste the time? Look inside, see the beauty and accept that we always have the ability to be content. Peace.

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