What is the Key to Lasting Happiness?
There’s a saying that goes, “The river of life runs between the banks of pleasure and pain, and one bumps into both.”
That’s not the problem. The problem occurs when we cling to the banks, either the positive one or the negative one.
Where do you find the key to lasting happiness?
- The key to lasting happiness is to identify with the unchanging essence of your inner self, your source. Then you no longer look for happiness because you know that you already have it.
- More important than a positive mind is a silent mind. A silent mind is a non-judgmental, non-analytical, non-interpretive mind.
- When you can accept all the contradictions that life offers, when you can comfortably flow between the banks of pleasure and pain, experiencing both while getting stuck in neither, you have achieved freedom.
Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (Amber-Allen Publishing, 2006).