"Cloud Joy" photo by Eric Platt, © 2007
"Cloud Joy" photo by Eric Platt, © 2007

Facts of Life – The Axioms of Happiness

One day a couple years ago, when I was complaining to a Zen-like life coach and friend, he confronted me in a very direct way, with some powerful questions. The central one was “Who are you?”. This hit me like a lightning bolt, and the revelations unfolded over the next few days. It stopped my mind in its tracks.

Here’s what I realized:

If anything is spiritual, everything is. All experiences.
If everything is spiritual, all thinking is.
Your unhappy thinking is no big deal.
“No one cares so why should you?”
You’re already happy, you just didn’t know it.
You don’t have any problems.
It’s all happening right Now.
None of this is personal.
If you want to feel love, give love.
Everyone is already enlightened. It is like running around clutching a handful of diamonds, complaining you are poor, seeking riches.
The logic of the mind that keeps one limited to an imaginary jail is not real, and can be dissolved, evaporated by a love and energy that *is*. So … expand, open, and
Enjoy life!
It’s all a mystery.

meestereric

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