Temporary And Everlasting Happiness
When we look at the World Outside we will be able to find many things which can entice the eyes - luxurious cars, beautiful clothes, wonderful books and beautiful arts etc.
Indeed, there are many things we can obtain in the Outer World that can give us the feeling of Happiness. However, the Quality of Happiness gained through reaching outwards will always be temporary in nature.
This is because naturally our interests in things will change with time:
i.e. We can become bored of the gifts we have,
We can become disinterested of playing the same old games,
Our jobs can become monotonous etc.
Even if our interests in the things does not change with time, once we lost what we had so will too our happiness.
Thus the quality of Happiness gained through reaching out will always be of a Temporal Quality.
So when we make Temporary Happiness as our primary destination in life, we can end up travelling in an endless circular Path in search for more happiness only to lose it again, and like this the cycle can repeat itself.
However, this is not to say that Temporary Happiness is good or bad. It is actually neither, because all experiences can be beneficial if one knows how to use it to grow.
Rather, the point here is to become aware of the temporal nature of such happiness when we create it through reaching outwards so that one can learn to not become so fixated by it.
Because it is then we may allow ourselves to search for something more - Happiness which is everlasting.
How Can We Create Everlasting Happiness?
Everlasting Happiness is Created through Transforming and Releasing one from one's Sufferings.
And What Is Suffering?
We are Suffering whenever we experience any form of Unhappiness.
And What Causes Unhappiness?
Unhappiness are caused by Our Negativities - our Negative Emotions/Thoughts.
I.e. our Fears , our Anger, our Impatience, our Doubts, Negative Judgments and so forth.
Realize that we all experiencing Suffering every day!
That moment of discomfort,
That moment of anger when talking to someone,
The moments of experiencing fear in a situation,
The moments of worry.
These are all just some examples of the suffering states of mind.
When we do not know how to truly address the Inner Cause of our Sufferings, we will continue to experience it over and over again.
And within, are much suffering states of mind waiting to be discovered.
It is only when we realize how much our Sufferings can Limit our Experience of Happiness that we Realize that we have not yet experienced true Happiness.
Imagine living a life without the state of fear
Imagine living a life without the state of anger
Imagine living a life without the state of impatience
When we transform our Sufferings we are actually Potentiating The Self. We are Expanding our Potential To Be, To Express, To Create, To Embrace, To Experience
Thus as we Potentiate The Self,
Happiness will Naturally come.
Happiness which is experienced from one's own State Of Being rather than from the Outside.
That is why happiness created this way is everlasting and can expand with limitless potential.
Realize that by transforming the Inner World, our Outer World will also be transformed because the quality of our experience in Outer World will always be based on the quality of our Inner World - the World of our Reactions/Perceptions.
Thus as we release our Inner Negativities, it will naturally transform the way in which we see and experience the world.
The Destination is now clear,
Temporary Happiness is but just a part of our Journey.
Our Greater Destination is towards Everlasting Happiness.
But how do we get there?
How do we transform our Sufferings?
How do we release ourselves from our Fears which hold us down from Living our Dreams?
How do we transform our Impatience that is always pushing us to the edge of frustration?
How do we address the Anger that is always causing us so much misery?
We begin the journey of Self-Transformation by Knowing The Self.