Happiness & Peace

by stewart

Happiness is an emotional state and for the most part comes and goes. Also it is an emotion which can be learned and refined. Often we make ourselves unhappy by replaying, in our mind, those things we consider distasteful.

When something happens that is painful, usually, it is over in a matter of moments.  We all have a tendency to extend by talking about, or replaying, different aspects of the painful event. While a certain amount of this is helpful- getting it out of our system- most of us do far too much of this.

We all need to recognize our patterns of negative thinking, so we can consciously make the decision to be happier and more tranquil.  If we are aware of our ‘old demons’ and know how to disarm them, we can replace them with happier more tranquil states.

And it is only after we have become masters of our psychological processes that the spiritual awareness fully matures.

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Most spiritual travelers want peace and happiness;

What they should be seeking is God/Light.

Peace and happiness are transitory states;

While God/Light are more permanent.



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