Temporary And Everlasting Happiness
Looking at the World with our eyes, we can surely find many things that entice the eyes—luxury cars, elegant clothes, exquisite arts, beautiful men and women and so forth.
Obtaining them is a way to create happiness. However, happiness obtained from reaching outwards will always be temporary by nature.
This is because, with time, we will eventually lose interest in what we have obtained—
i.e. We can grow bored with what we have,
i.e. We can become disinterested in playing the same old computer games,
i.e. What used to be exciting jobs can become monotonous etc.
Even, if our interests in the things we love remain unchanged with time, what will happen once we lose them?
We will lose our happiness, of course!
Thus the quality of the Happiness that is gained through reaching outwards will always be temporary by nature. Realize then, if we use Temporary Happiness as the bearing for our journey in life, we will only end up in a circular loop of searching for happiness only to lose it again and again.
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 them to grow. So, temporary happiness will always have its place in the great spiritual and spiralling journey that is life.
The important point here is to be aware of the temporal nature of such happiness when it is created through the act of reaching outwards. Realizing this will help one to not be so fixated by it, so to not become too attached to it.
Because it is then, we can allow the ambition to search for something even more fulfilling to surface—To seek and strive for Everlasting Happiness.
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 is 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!
i.e. That moment of discomfort,
i.e. That moment of anger when we talk to someone,
i.e. The moments of worry,
i.e. The moments of experiencing fear in a dreadful situation.
These are all but some examples of the suffering states of mind one can experience in one given moment.
And much suffering states of mind are still waiting to be discovered from within, hidden deep from our sight and the conscious-mind!
Once we realize how much our Sufferings can Limit our Experience of Happiness, we will Realize that we have not yet experienced true Happiness.
Imagine living a life without the states of fear
Imagine living a life without the states of anger
Imagine living a life without the states of impatience
When we transform our Sufferings and release them, we are Potentiating The Self, which in this context means the expanding of our potential to be, express, experience, and create in our life.
Thus as we Potentiate The Self,
Happiness will Naturally come.
Happiness created this way is everlasting in quality and can expand with limitless potential because the happiness experienced is arisen from one's own State of Being rather than it being dependent on an outer source.
And by transforming the Inner World, the Outer World will also be transformed as the quality of our experience in the Outer World will always reflect the quality of the Inner World - the World of our Reactions/Perceptions.
Thus as the Inner Negativities are transformed and released, we will naturally respond to the world we see differently. The more there is beauty in the Inner World, the more the Outer World will appear more beautiful.
The Destination is now clearer,
Temporary Happiness is but just a part of our Journey in life.
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 the Fears that is always holding us back from chasing our dreams?
How do we transform our Impatience that is constantly pushing us to the edge of frustration?
How do we address the destructive force of Anger that is always tearing our relationships apart?
The journey of Self-Transformation begins by Knowing The Self.