Monday, 22 February 2010

Action towards happiness

Don't do that thing to make you happy. As what will happen after?

Do it when you are happy. Then you'll know if it really needs doing.



Shinzen said...

This is really good!

So many of my clients are in this mode...I do my best to make them see how 'happy' can be here and now...and nothing needs to be added or taken away.

Doug '1Yogi2Many' McMillan said...

The search for happiness? Unfortunately happiness has an opposite polarity called unhappiness, and you can't have one without the other. Like the two ends of a rope, you can't have one without the other, but you can reach a point of equilibrium where all pairs of opposites are transcended, and all that is left is what 'is'! And that is truly wonderful ;-)

Rizal Affif said...

Do things to make us happy, most of the times, lead to disappointment and unhappiness. What a magic! :D

@ Shinzen: Do you need to slap them with harsh words too to do so? Sometimes I do so to spark the awareness in them, but I do not do it to make me happy though :D

@ Doug: I'd say connect the two ends of the rope, it would be an endless circle. And then throw it away. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha :D

Shinzen said...

Rizall: Not sure if I follow you about harsh words...I am very gentle with my clients and only will be confrontational when it is therapeutically necessary. All of it to help them 'see' how life can be better.

My comment was to show how people chase things to be happy, rather, than learning how to be happy now in the moment.

C. Om said...

Sage wisdom!

Lorraine said...

My spiritual path has the saying "Do not do as you like, then you may DO AS YOU WILL."

I interpret this to mean the self disciplined person being free from clinging is able to move about in life more freely & have more options which leads to freedom & perhaps liberation= Moksha (Sanskrit) eventually.

Ta-Wan said...

This post is written to a person who is in bondage.

Free from false self there is no doing.


Who has options? Who is in bondage? Who is liberated?

Only the false self.

The release, the awakening, the liberation is not for someone to have. It is release from the idea that they are someone, and with that idea gone; there is noplace for binds to take hold.