Are you happy now?
Are you able to answer this question immediately?
If your answer is “No”, then ask yourself what true happiness is.
Conversely, if your answer is “Yes”, then ask yourself that if you lose your family, qualifications, or something whatever belongs to you, and yet whether you will be able to say that you are happy or not. After asking that, if your answer changes into “No” from “Yes”, it’ll mean that you’ve lost sight of true value of your true nature.
The happiness isn’t controlled by what happens to us. Furthermore, the happiness is neither emotion nor something which is provided by getting something.
The happiness is the state of being filled with who you are. It’s not given us when we get something, but is realized only through acceptance of oneself as we are and circumstances as they are now.
That’s why it is said that the happiness depends on us…, depends on how we catch ourselves and world.
No matter what happens in our lives, everything can be an opportunity to open our minds and deepen our recognition about ourselves into our true nature.
Therefore for instance, anyone who finds it difficult for us to get along with can be a kind of a guide to the next stage, in other words, we can see it as an “illusion” of our own mind or ego and use its opportunity to realize ourselves deeper.
The mind or ego always wants to be a victim or a hero. It’s because then the mind can justify the ego. But the mind or the ego is not oneself. Some people may say it’s a part of human being, but that’s a misunderstanding.
Our true nature will never be any victim of circumstances such as times, societies, or families, because through that experience, we can touch what lies at the deepest, and for the first time we can find deeper awareness in its silence.
No one has come to the truth without difficulties.
This means even if our minds or ego continues to refuse to accept something as it is, our true nature is always tasting all experiences delightfully whether we realize it or not.
Let’s ask once again.
Are you happy now?
Are you happy with oneself? 🙏✨💗