The secret of happiness is in knowing this: that we live by the law of expenditure. We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are.
There are tides in the ocean of life, and what comes in depends on what goes out. The currents flow inward only where there is an outlet. Nature does not give to those who will not spend; her gifts are loaned to those who will use them.
Empty your lungs and breathe. Run, climb, work, and laugh; the more you give out, the more you shall receive. Be exhausted, and you shall be fed.
Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not in the taking and holding, but in the doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things, but more to make them.
The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
“The Joy of Doing”
From Undiscovered Country, 1946
By Raymond John Baughan
The beauty of being in love outweighs any false lingering or attachment. Most of the time we confuse attachment with caring; independence with overstepping boundaries and lust with love.
When we are in love, we just are. The life we were leading before our partner came along is still ongoing.
We don’t subtract anything; rather we add someone whom we are ready to share our completeness with.
Lovers know, there is me,
And the source of this me
Is ever mysterious.
Lovers Know, each contact with another
Is a spark of the Divine.
Lovers move through this world
Awake to intimacy,
Each touch a revelation
Never to be repeated.
~ The Radiance Sutras (83), Lorin Roche translation
Meie praegune partner on meie juures sellepärast, et tal on isikupära, mis toob meist välja selle (osa meie psühholoogias), mida meil on vaja ületada, et olla isiklikus arengus ja vaimses kasvamises. Kui me kasutame oma praegust suhet võimalusena eneseületamiseks, siis aitab see meid edasi.
Listen from your heart. There will be a great delight. Then you will be very joyful. Yes, the pain will be felt. But even that pain is the growth pain. That too is also a joy. To feel it is to feel it that one is alive. To feel it is to feel it that one is on an adventure. Yes, all adventures are dangerous. All adventures are risky. All adventures are insecure. But only through that insecurity and risk, life takes a splendor. Only through that risk life remains fresh. Only through that challenge one goes on. Being alive. And when the challenge dies how can you remain alive? You fall asleep. There is nothing to keep you awake.
– Osho, The People on the Path. Vol1, Ch 16
May all who’s heart beats for the truth, who’s deep yearning is for liberation, be in harmony with supreme being. May your deepest wish, your prayer come true. Be fulfilled. May you come to the realisation of the self. Beyond doubt. May you expand in wisdom, in loving kindness, compassion.
And may all you meet you on the way be moved, be touched, be inspired by your light and peace. By your openness. Kindness. By your silence and wisdom. So that they in turn may find that same truth in themselves and be happy.
We can wholly and soulfully embrace our lives! We can give ourselves permission to truly enjoy our existence, by shifting priorities and making more conscious choices. That way if life does change suddenly, you are at peace knowing that you enjoyed each day along the way for the gift that it was.
Of course, change can be positive too. In fact, the more consciously we embrace and appreciate our lives, whatever the lessons, the more blessings are bestowed upon us. When we shift our priorities to a committed direction of enjoyment and appreciation, we also create much more space in our time and thinking. So it is a win/win situation!
Life really is such a short and precious gift. It can also change unexpectedly in one tiny moment. So please, love yourself enough to commit to enjoying your life. Make decisions that support your happiness – your genuine, heartfelt happiness. Remove ‘should’ from your vocabulary. See your life for what it potentially is – a celebration of existence on a gloriously beautiful planet. It offers endless opportunities for connection, activity, happiness, bliss, gratitude and laughter.
“Get to neutral as quickly as possible so you don’t dwell in the lower emotions of despair, unworthiness and doubt. It is critical this month to keep your vibration as high as possible so that the new experiences and opportunities are fed instead of the disappointments and negative emotions….”