Dec 11, 2017
A big stumbling block for people is the happiness delusion – the idea that you can “do” something to “get” or “feel” happiness.
99.999999 percent of the cases, people believe (falsely) that an external event will happen and THEN they will be happy. You will lose weight, get well, come into some money, get a better job where people respect you and your work, your partner will change, the world will change, people will change, or some happy unexpected thing will occur and then life will be magically wonderful.
If you believe this way, you’re chasing after something you will never reach because happiness is not out there and you can’t “get” it. You ARE it.
The only thing needed is a shift in perception and BOOM, you’re home. Mission accomplished.
There is a another second delusion built into this: the idea that the happiness or peace that you may OR MAY NOT achieve is going to be temporary and fleeting. And then you will be back to feeling worse.
Most people have given up even trying because … well … what’s the use?
So most people have an elusive goal of happiness. If you are not experience happiness right in this very moment, a feeling of joy, gratitude, enthusiasm and generosity – a love for life – then your idea of happiness is in the future. Correct?
It’s an ongoing attempt to feel different or better than the way you are feeling right now. And guess what?
You’re just waiting. And that really sucks.
That’s delusion #3. that happiness is in the future.
I have found in my travels and encounters, that most people have given up completely with striving and effort and have fallen into a routine of accepting their not so great conditions.
Henry David Thoreau beautifully stated it like this: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
Is this you?
I know it was me for years.
I couldn’t get out of my pain and suffering, and then I just gave up. I had a “screw it” attitude. A “why bother?” and “Oh well” mindset. Why bother doing anything? It’s all going to only be fleeing anyways. Oh well. Might as well just watch movies, eat everything I want, get fat and see what happens. This was my attitude for years.
What happened is that I got fat and nothing changed and I felt miserable.
I also discovered something else:
I’m grateful for the detailed specific instruction from Jesus in A Course in Miracles for showing me where to look for the solution: within.
The TRUTH and ILLUSION stand side-by-side next to each other – as two completely whole thought systems. And you are either in ONE or THE OTHER at all times. So the solution is to choose where you want to live. In a state of mind of love/gratitude/appreciation OR a state of mind of fear/doubt/anger/boredom. YOU CHOOSE. It doesn’t take time. It takes a decision.
I’m thrilled that the more time one focuses on the light (within and all around), the faster the darkness disappears. Whole chunks of your fear-based thought system fall away the same way an iceberg falls off into the ocean and floats away when the sun is shining on it.
In the beginning, it seems nearly impossible to feel happy because the thought system that believes in separation is so tightly shut against the light. But when you open up your mind to seeing things in a new way, a little light gets in there. And it starts clearing away the darkness. So the space is clearer now. you feel lighter. You’re not resisting and fighting so much.
There is an actual PLAN OF TEACHERS in place that is calling for individuals to dedicate their life to love, to God, to peace, to remembering the truth.
If you have read this blog and reached this far to the end of this post, that would be you. I love you.
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