Wednesday, June 16, 2010
"The degree of happiness you possess depends on the degree of freedom in your heart." Thich Nhat Hanh.
So often we think that our happiness is completely dependent upon other people and circumstances around us. We have the delusion that not only does the universe revolve around us but everything in it affects us and gives us excuses to opt out of life and the ability to respond to life all around us. That seems to be the "perfect" situation. "It is all about me, but none of it is my fault". Thus narcissism reigns!
The more we let down our defences, be better off we are. Yes, we could be wounded and our trust could be broken, but if we keep ourselves walled up inside we have no chance or opportunity to experience the joys and passions of life. We need to allow ourselves to smile and laugh out loud and dance like no one is watching. That way we can also inspire others to do the same and we can possibly even cure the world of its insanity!