Let Happiness Grow Within You
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon
I remember life in primary school. During break time we had a pastime of going into the nearby bush to catch butterflies. The more we chased, the farther they flew away from us. After a while, we observed that when we sat still and just talked and ignored them, they flew around and about our heads!
Such, my friend, is happiness – the more you chase it, the farther it flies away. But if you busy yourself with positive actions, happiness comes and sits lightly on our shoulder.
Your current situation is not a punishment but a tool to elevate you to a higher level of consciousness. You’re where you are because that is where you must pass to go to where you want to be.
The fool goes from place to place seeking happiness, but the wise sits quietly and allows joy to grow from within him.