Think about that one thing that you think is going to make you happy. Even better, think about that one goal you believe that, when you attain it, would lead to your happiness. For example, what's the purpose of you watching this channel? What's the purpose of you doing what you're doing?
A lot of the time, the purpose of people's actions is for an outcome. I'm doing this because of this. The underlying purpose of most people's actions Is to become happy or, better yet, to avoid pain.
I'm doing something to gain this because, if I do, I will be avoiding this pain. One of the saddest things about life and the world we live in is that the outcome is always anticlimactic.
Everything in life will always end in disappointment. It sounds very mean but I'm saying it relative to the way we perceive it.
A lot of the time, we perceive events to be extremely awesome. When it happens, you realize that you're just there. There are no fireworks, explosions, or applause. It's just there - the boring nature of existence.
What happens is that the mind creates an image that doesn't represent reality. It paints an image that is more vibrant.
Nothing really is going to give you happiness. A lot of the time, you're just trying to find a home. A lot of the time, we never get to find it.
We're always trying to find that comfort zone. We want to be in that nirvana where we can say ‘I have arrived.’ You get off the plane and you're at your destination.
Life isn't like that. You got off the plane and you see a brochure. When you get to that destination, it's just a place - like the place that you left.
Everyone at the end of the day is unhappy. Allow peace to flow through your unhappiness, not by doing something but through acceptance. Allow that unhappiness to be there. Engulf it with your presence.
Explore what it is to be happy and feel discomfort. It's easier said than done, but a very simple thing to do. When you do this, you'll notice that this unhappiness is really a sensation.
It's not just a conglomeration of thoughts. It's not even real. It's not even palpable. It's more of a mind-made thing. When you see that by looking through the illusion of things, you’ll find peace within it.
That doesn't mean it's going to change it. What it means is that now you're not expecting much from the world.
If it comes then good. If not, then it's alright. You don't need it to be happy.
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