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Thomas Maples
Happiness Is…

Daily Inspiration

God speaks to us in many ways, but when spoken to, will we listen? Today, it came upon me, that happiness is a journey pursued… Not a destination granted.

Dr. Thomas Maples

A Depth Psychology Perspective

The famous philosopher, Lao Tzu once said “A Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with a single step.” How true does this ring for us nearly 2500 years after his death? Happiness is… Well, as you can see with the ellipses, it is up to you to fill in the blank.

In depth psychology, we examine, sometimes with the precision of a surgical scalpel, the underlying intent behind the dreams that manifest and the symptoms they create. Yes, one does not exist without the other. This is as true today as it was during the time ancient religious texts created the values that we hold dear through the use of paradox and parabola. By engaging the brain to think, the ancient people created the means from which wisdom and spiritual growth could emerge from the reflective vessel of the soul.

For many, happiness is a destination. It can exist around a cocktail on the beach during the retirement held in one’s head. That vision striven so avidly for, creates the means by which action manifests the vision held through the law of attraction. But that 9 AM drink cannot be sustained for any prolonged period of time. By noon, the rest of the day is shot at best; and to what detriment to the psyche of the person who engages in the act. Didn’t the psyche want to explore the beauty of that beach, and the way it moves the soul anyways.

A happy life is found in the journey pursued. It is not a destination granted. Just look at a typical day. How many destinations are there to be experienced. What miracles can be found behind the smile of a child, o the fragrance of a rose given out of love to that person who holds a special interest of your heart. A little food for thought, even though the affirmation was a little late this week.

Namaste, my friends. May blessings find you along your journey to believe, achieve, and advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.

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