Why are you miserable… why do you pretend to be happy?
Good question, isn’t it? Both parts…
My answer is the same to both questions… both parts.
It is the shoulds.
They are everywhere. Society, family, partner, government, religion, everyone we come in contact with place a should on us… and we take it, even if we don’t like it.
When we are born, life is big, and our playing ground is huge.
Then come the no’s and the do or else’s…
And with every no and with every “do or else” the playing ground where we are free to do what we want to do gets smaller and smaller.
When I look at people, they are pretty much restricted to a life the size of a playpen. Area where they are free to be themselves, area where they can be curious, area where they can do what they want to do. Continue reading “Getting to clear. Getting to whole and complete.”
You live life as if some things were better than others, as if some things are wrong, and other things are right.
Truth is, these are all memes . This is not how life works.
Life works with physical laws, some of them we know, others we don’t, but they are laws nevertheless.
The difference between a physical/natural law and a rule is that for a law to be law you don’t have to agree to it for it to do what it does… But rules for them to be working on all involved, have to be accepted, agreed to, and bear the consequences if you don’t. Continue reading “Rule-making, rule-accepting separates you from reality, separates you from life”
More books are sold on happiness than maybe even on dieting… especially because 98% diet books’ hidden attraction is happiness.
I have read my share of the books on happiness, of all kinds of psychologies, philosophies, and just inane silliness in articles, TED talks, youtube videos…
In my humble opinion no one is willing to shout out that the emperor is naked. that our desire for happiness is what causes this sea of unhappiness we are all swimming in. Continue reading “The tyranny of the pursuit of happiness”