Saturday, November 8, 2008
Joy is our natural state.
We experience happiness, and we experience sadness and frustration. We are addicted to the highs and lows of the conditioned life. We are not in control of our lives.
We unconsciously bounce from elation to depression because we have no awareness of what we are doing. We constantly look for something outside of ourselves to save us from unsatisfying lives. We believe that our lives would be enhanced if we only had something that we want, a new job, an article of clothing, a lover. The hole that we feel cannot be filled from obtaining any object or knowledge.
We are afraid to behave differently than we have been conditioned to behave because there is safety in belonging to the group.
If we have the courage to surrender our judgments, thoughts and beliefs, we will discover that we will not be lost. On the contrary, we will find ourselves in the unmanifested freedom of the void. By giving up our stale beliefs, we come home to our natural state, which transcends the ups and downs of our physical existence.
Let's surrender to joy.