Circumstance is our scapegoat.
But it’s not the culprit.
Because reality is but a perception, a trick of the mind.
Influenced – but certainly not controlled – by external situations.
We’re unhappy because we allow ourselves to be.
Often we plant our own seeds of discontent. Sometimes we realize it, but most of the time, the seeds take root and begin to blossom completely unbeknownst to us. Until it’s too late.
Until the seed is a tree.
Unhappiness stems from many different things, but it’s within our power to eliminate. So let’s pull it up by the roots.
- Desire – “When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself – Oh yes, I already have everything that I really need.” – Dalai Lama
- Loneliness – “Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.” – Paul Tillich