Why struggle through life?

What do you want from life?

Do you want to struggle, to strain, to push and to stress?

Or do you want to be calm, clear, and content, simply enjoying each and every moment?

So many people live a struggle. Why?

The first thing to realise is that you do it to yourself.

Why do you do it to yourself?

Not having the right understanding is one reason.

“I need to get rid of my “to do” list, and then I can relax. Then I can find happiness, or peace, or satisfaction.”

“I need to get something, when I have that thing - the new job, the car, the relationship - then I will be happy.”

You believe happiness is a result. And so you struggle to get what you think will lead to happiness.

Happiness is not a result.

Perhaps you might say happiness is a reaction. More true is that happiness, peace, satisfaction is a state of mind.

It is an internal way of responding to all of life. Everything.

Now - It can be uncaused. It doesn’t require anything.

Be happy, be at peace, be satisfied; then go and live and do.

You can learn this, you can choose for this. It is so simple, so easy to live a life filled with joy and satisfaction.

It’s just that your habits, your self-talk, your story are all a handbrake; a handbrake to your own happiness.

The fact is you don’t need to struggle to get what you want, to be happy.

Learn to be happy for no reason at all, then the whole world will make you overjoyed.

Tis the season to be jolly after all.