A little inspiration

People believe themselves to be dependent on what happens for their happiness, that is to say, dependent on form. They don’t realise that what happens is the most unstable thing in the universe. It changes constantly. They look upon the present moment as either marred by something that has happened and shouldn’t have, or as deficient because of something that has not happened but should have. And so they miss the deeper perfection that is inherent in life itself, a perfection that is always here, that lies beyond what is happening or not happening, beyond form. Accept the present moment and find the perfection that is deeper than any form and untouched by time. The joy of Being, which is the true happiness cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person or event—through anything that happens. That joy cannot come to you—ever. It emanates from the formless dimension within you, from consciousness itself and thus is one with who you are.

– Ekhart Tolle, A New Earth


6 thoughts on “A little inspiration

  1. Definitely, happiness comes from within and flows outward. True happiness cannot be contained within one being, but must be shared because the energy is too effervescent to be contained. It’s like champaigne, bubbling over onto everyone you come in contact with.

    So, glad you had a chance to break away and find your inner champaigne 😉


  2. Jackie, I am an idiot…. I have read this about 10 times now and am still struggling with trying to figure out…in idiot terms….what it is saying. Can you simplify it for me? Thanks!


    • Haha – I know you are a clever man 🙂
      In summary – find happiness inside of yourself and don’t rely on others and other events to make you happy. The easiest way to find your inner happiness is to live in the present moment – smell the roses, and not focus always on what has happened in the past or what you wish to happen in the future.


  3. Yeah…that is what I thought it was saying (I had no clue)……it all makes complete sense now (he’s lying)…..thanks for clarifying it for me Jackie! (he is still clueless…the man thinks comic books are hard to read)…..Have a great day Jackie! 🙂


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