First of all, this is not some pessimistic s**t. Let me explain this to you.
Let's say that right now everything is going well in your life. You have everything you've ever wanted. Everything in your life is perfect. The problem with that is that's all an illusion.
When I was in London, I had an anxiety attack because I lost my debit card. I didn't have a way of accessing my money, I had to leave the apartment during that day and I was in another country. All of these compounded into my anxiety.
I was listening to Eckhart Tolle and he said that he was depressed when he was really broke. When he stopped being depressed, he realized that when you become more present in the moment you’ll see that there is the situation and there is your interpretation of it.
The unhappiness and the cause of my unhappiness weren't really due to the circumstances. It was because I was depending on the circumstance to make me.
You think you're happy until what keeps you going is taken away from you. For most humans, you collapse. You experience a loss of your sense of self since you identify with things that make you happy.
If you have a source of happiness, that means that you're using that source of happiness to keep the lights on. Deep down, there's a darkness that's not being illuminated because you're being distracted.
Something that's very good to do is to imagine this: what would happen if you lost everything you’ve ever loved? Most likely, you’re going to feel like s***. You're going to feel unhappy, but let me tell you this: simply contemplating losing everything shows you how attached you are. It shows you how unhappy you really are.
What people need to go toward isn't happiness but peace. Peace is a detachment from things.
When I imagined what would happen if my YouTube channel would close, I immediately felt an emotional reaction. It means that I have an attachment to it.
Meditate on losing the things that you love so you can simply observe your reaction to it. In the reaction is your attachment. It's a good thing to do because it shows you how you think you're happy because you're present. That’s not really the case.
You're happy because you're holding on to circumstance.
You want to continually practice imagining losing the things that you love. Your mind will become more prepared.
We discuss this in greater detail in my course.... click here.