SPOILER ALERT: There is no mecca to a better life.
Who you are is different from the thoughts you believe about yourself. That habit of believing your thinking is not who you are.
But only never.
That moment just before you have a thought about yourself? That’s who you really are.
Who you are IS happiness.
Your ground zero IS happiness.
Your natural and original state IS happiness.
There isn’t a magical elixir to consume, nor is there anything you can purchase, experience or renegotiate that will show you the way to inner fulfillment.
Aside from the biological needs of a baby and their only means of communication being tears, what’s their “natural” state of being? How you show up is who you BE.
We arrive happy and then spend a lifetime unlearning and forgetting about it, un-training every young child with whom we come in contact that happiness is the ever-elusive carrot dangling at the end of the proverbial stick.
There isn’t a 9-day intensive or a three-month workshop or a two-year masters’ program leading into a doctorate, at the conclusion of which you’ll get to defend a dissertation on your personal journey to joy and happiness.
You are not broken, in need of fixing, or on a journey.
You’re already there.
Your destination is you.
- Notice your thoughts.
- Notice you are not your thoughts.
- Allow your thoughts to amuse and to entertain you.
- Do not make the mistake of believing your thoughts are true.