Make me happy
We all want it: happiness.
But it's elusive; it comes; it goes.
And yet, still, we think if only we can adjust our circumstances then, eventually, it will be ours for the taking.
Think of it like this: you are not your thoughts; you are nothing and, at the same time (believe it or not!), everything.
And, sure, that makes no sense against the backdrop of our every-day, ordinary lives but you only have to look to your direct experience to realise that there's something more in motion than the sum of our thoughts.
I know, I know, it all seems so remote (this non-dual machinery) from what we've to deal day-to-day but then again, when we sit and rest in awareness, we realise that everything we assumed was real is simply a moving, shifting experience.
If you're unsure what I'm referring to ask yourself this: why do we ascribe a meaning to things, including thoughts, feelings and emotions, when EVERYTHING changes?
Nothing permanent remains the same, ever.
OK, Ju, I get it but how does it help me?
It doesn't but if you're willing to let go then perhaps in time you might come to realise that life flows and the sooner you swim with the current rather than resisting its irresistible flow, the happier you'll be.