Your life is like a movie in which you get to play all the parts. You can typecast yourself as an emotional masochist or you can typecast yourself as the inspired. The emotional masochist is barely on the fringes of happiness. After all, guilt, fear, repression, greed, anger, woe, criticism, and apathy fill the emotional masochistís days. They are energy robbers, seeking to rob happiness–theirs or anotherís. you rarely see them smiling in their movie.
The inspired have an expanded self-awareness that allows an expansive outlook on their life. They are content because they have escaped the need for drama to validate them. Knowing who they are, they are inspired as a result. They are in the center of happiness, realizing that happiness results from their relationship to Life, not from what they do or do not get from it. Find out more about the inspired and inspiring life-movie you could create, here:
The inspired know that happiness is an aspect of their Divine nature and they donít have to wait for an outside occurrence to have it. They steal happiness from no one. You often see them smiling in their movie in spite of earthly circumstances.
Happiness occurs through direct contact between you and your true identity. Thatís where you will find happiness–inside. It is unfortunate that humanity believes happiness comes from without, be it a beautiful day, the perfect lover, a lush garden, or financial abundance. All are situations or circumstances that bring the momentary feeling of happiness, but not sustained happiness. It is important to appreciate them and express gratitude for them however, you weaken yourself once dependent upon them for true happiness.
Happiness is your Divine nature that has attained self-sovereignty by mastering the mind, the intellect, the ego, and the personality traits. It depersonalizes all of them, and discovers happiness, as a state of being in which there is no emotional upheaval.
The happiest humans are those who leisurely move through the moments of life, find the blessings in each, and seek quiet communion between activities. Doing so allows them to take strength from the Light and Love within, so they can continue on with their day without becoming hostage to outer influences.
Adapted from Commitment to Love, by Maureen Moss (Sidney House Publishing, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Maureen Moss. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Commitment to Love, by Maureen Moss (Sidney House Publishing, 2004).