Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.Confucius
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.Albert Camus
A Father’s Guide to Wisdom
Got happiness? That is a genuinely perplexing question to so many. It also stands as the number one reason so many come to the psychotherapist or holy person’s office. We search, and we yearn; many even strive. While this is the foundation of the work ethics taught, very few see that point in which they arrive. Why is this the case?
E.G.O. As we age, we begin to define ourselves. But in doing so, we separate ourselves from that life-giving spiritual force that is present in our daily life. Dr. Wayne Dyer defined the E.G.O. as our capacity to “Edge God Out.” But what are we separating ourselves from?
No one knows the true definition of God. But many have tried. Theologians define this as all that was, is, and forever will be. Yet, this definition does not differ from the description science gives for the material presence of energy, which is all that was, is, and forever will be. I wonder, does our definition of this highly complex phenomena have to be so complicated? Or is it just a juxtaposition from which we can indeed find our life’s purpose unfold?
Yesterday, I took my boys to the beach to remind them of the vast beauty this Earth affords us. They splashed in the waves and had a wonderful time. Today, they will start distant learning as we look for new ways to adapt during a pandemic. We found meaning in the rhythmic motion of an ocean’s waves come crashing at our feet. Finding a crab in the tide pools and seeing the sea lions lounge on the shore helped as well. Happiness in a day at the beach. To be here, now, what else is truly needed?
So what will you do today to engage your happiness habit? Namaste, my friends. May you find peace, prayers, and blessings in your journey to believe, achieve, and advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.