If you’re happy …
Congratulations. Don’t waste your time with this…go, be happy (and share your journey in the comments).
If you’re not happy, it’s not because you’re ill, or you’re poor, or you don’t have a good relationship, or you’re not attractive/fit/smart/capable enough, or that you don’t deserve happiness…it’s simply because you are uneasy. You have forgotten how to be. Somewhere back there you started to take the ego’s game too seriously. All you have to do is to awaken.
“Why should I awaken” is a valid question to ask. I frequently say awakening is simple, to break through the commonly held belief that it is not, but I do recognize it’s not always an easy process for many. It can go up and down. There may be some emotional turmoil and confusion. It can throw your life into chaos. So why? Why would anyone bother to awaken?
I can think of three reasons that will satisfy the mind. One, Awakening is being at ease. Living life in flow, from a place of ease is far easier than being a slave to the neurotic ego. Second, Awakening is Truth, where you will make your own discoveries about the truth of existence. And third, awakening opens up possibilities. For the unawakened, the future is a bunch of probabilities, based on the limited mind and fear—the future cannot be anything other than a variation of the past.
Imagine the possibility of bliss, energy, and joy. Imagine the highest possibility for everyone. Imagine the highest possibility for your relationships, your work, your passions…imagine a world absent of ego, a planet absent of war and crime…imagine a place and time where human beings live to celebrate life with community, compassion, singing and dancing…a planet absent of torture and hunger.
Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
It starts with YOU.