Don’t worry. Be happy. Wouldn’t it be great if it were that easy?
Worry and true happiness can’t co-exist at the same time in the same space.
Many of us claim to be happy. We may have a wonderful spouse, beautiful children, successful jobs – everything that we came into this world believing would make us a truly happy individual, yet if we are honest with ourselves, we would have to admit that a certain unhappiness and uneasiness dominates a great part of our life. That isn’t a bad thing. It is something necessary to see in our spiritual life as it is.
In order for us to become something different in this life as God intended for us, we need to be completely honest with ourselves. We need to set that darn pretense aside and be as bloody honest as we can. As we are, we are not truly happy. Yes, there certainly are things in this world that we derive a sense of happiness from, but the truth is – there is a constant angst that goes with us into our days. Are you able to honestly admit that?
We have created such an ego, such a persona of ourselves through the actions of our will. And because we are identified with that persona, there is great difficulty in admitting the unhappiness that dominates our life.
True happiness is our natural state of being when we live in the present moment and not from a thought-based nature (imagination).
Happiness can’t be described. It is a state of being where there is no self in the moment to claim it. And when there is no self in the moment to claim it, that also means there’s no will of ours there to measure the moment as good, bad, happy or sad. God’s Will can only be fulfilled when our will is sacrificed.
When God’s Will is fulfilled in the moment, there is the recognition of the true unity of the Father and Son. (I and my Father are One).
So, if you are able to reach and see this, worry is not something real, but is something that has been created from our will because there is no such thing as duality in the present moment, and worry implies that there is a self that has something to worry about. Duality.
If we take that understanding to another level, what is actually taking place when we believe we are worrying about something?
Here’s the process: Thought brings up something in the mind, some dialogue. When we aren’t present to that movement of thought, there is an automatic unconscious identification with it.
An example –
Here’s a thought that is brought up on the screen of the mind: “Oh my God, my daughter has her driver’s license – I can’t bear the idea that she will be on the road with all those crazy drivers. I will never sleep again.”
When that thought of worry is unconsciously identified with (agreed to) because we aren’t present to ourselves, it is fueled by the energy that was given to it via our attention.
Per God’s spiritual law, that thought of worry will be brought up yet once again on the screen of our mind and if we aren’t present to observe and drop it (sacrifice it) then, it will keep reincarnating itself over and over.
Worry. Worry. Worry.
There’s no end to that vicious cycle until we agree to start participating in our lives in the right way by feeding our true Godly self instead of the false SELFish part of ourselves. God’s spiritual law brings things back to us for reconciliation purposes. It is not for torment, it is a merciful action, a “calling out” to us (over and over again) to relinquish the pain of our will.
So, is it possible to be happy and not worry?
The more we allow our attention to go to where thought wants it to go, the more unhappy and anxious we become. Why? Because we keep unconsciously creating images (and that’s all they are) that stand in the way of our true nature of happiness.
Are you willing to be completely honest with yourself? Are you willing to sacrifice the sensation of worrying for being present and part of God’s Life?
Take one hour sometime this week- set a timer if you need to. See if you can see how often you live your life in imagination, in thought. That will tell you exactly why there is so much unhappiness and angst in your life.
Isn’t seeing that a good thing?
It’s good because then we know where to work. We know that a thought-based life is an unhappy life, is a painful life, it is an UNGodly life.
We need to live from a “new place” inside ourselves…
Where is that “place”?
In the present moment – as often as possible.
When you realize that you are once again caught up in thought, in imagination, just come back to the present moment and feel the beauty in it.
That’s all you need to do, over and over again. Truly.