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Are You in The Pursuit of Happiness?
By Young Lonnie
According to the Declaration of Independence, one of our inalienable rights is the pursuit of happiness. We have the right to search for happiness.
"The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
If you're like most people you are searching for happiness in your life. You say, "I will do this or I will achieve this and then I will be happy."
But here is the problem...we seek happiness in circumstances. We try to mold our lives to create situations that make us happy.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
Yes, certain circumstances can make you feel happy, but it is only the absence of unhappy situations that make you feel this way.
But what if you realized that your innate nature is happiness and contentment? What if circumstances and situations didn't effect if you where happy or not?
What if you believed Abraham Lincoln when he said, "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Would you perceive the world and yourself differently?
When you read or hear someone talk about self-realization, this is what they mean.
When you realize happiness is not in a world of constant change, but is your true nature.
The world will continue to change and the circumstances in your life will not stay constant. If you on a pursuit of happiness, then pursue it within your own mind.
This is why meditation was developed as a technique for self-discover and realization.
When you quiet your mind your innate happiness rises to the surface. You think the technique is the source of your happiness, but this is not true. You're just getting rid of the garbage that is hiding your innate nature.
"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product."
When you don't depend or attach your happiness to things and circumstances you don't become a victim.
The pursuit of happiness ends when you realize that happiness is not something that has to be pursued.
"The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things."
Don't depend on others, circumstances, things, money, or your own thoughts to make you happy, because you're happiness incarnate
Lonnie Young is a certified meditation teacher who now teaches the art of successful living. To learn more about Lonnie's work visit http://www.secretstosuccessfulliving.com
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