“Why are you searching the horizon for happiness when it is already lives inside of you?”… Susanne
Everybody is constantly on the alert for any little … or big … spark of joy that might stray across their path and into their lives. We’re like intrepid hunters … binoculars in hand … ready to nab that elusive and seemingly rarest of creatures … Happiness. What we all seem to have forgotten … or perhaps no-one knew to teach us … is that Capital “L” Life sent us here with a whacking load of the stuff embedded in our Hearts.
It seems to me that we have been caught in a repetitive loop. Generation after generation of children have been raised by wounded parents … out-of-whack authority figures … and/or adults who had the stuffing kicked out of them as kids. And you know what that produces don’t you!??! Yup, you got it … more wounded, out of whack adults … and that my friends … is the Catch 22 of life-here-on-Earth.
So … what can we do about this gigantic, generational gerbil wheel that we seem to be on? The easy answer would be to say: “Step off”. However; I think that the more realistic response would be to slap our cosmic buck down on the counter and commit to taking a potentially long, guided tour … with the Celestial Clean-up Crew and Life … of our internal landscapes. Granted there may be times when this will not be the vacation of our dreams … but I figure: “What have we got to lose?” … besides unhappiness that is.
Having completed the first few legs of my own Working Vacation I have tell you that I am feeling a whole lot better. At first I wasn’t sure that Life had booked me on the right trip … but now that my internal landscape has been cleaned, cleared and replanted … it’s a whole lot easier to see the nuggets of happiness that are hiding inside of pretty much every situation. Miss Perky and Ms. Sunshine can regularly be seen skipping through aforementioned new and improved inner parkland as Life and I kick back … relax on one of the new park benches … and smile. I’d suggest you get on the phone today and call 1-800-Cosmic-Cleanup to book your own Inner-World Tour … Your future self will definitely thank you!
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone