Redefining happiness

Happiness is not something to aspire for. 

Or rather, you will aspire for it but discover it’s something else altogether.

Happiness is painfully shedding everything that does not let you see 

That you are already happy. That you don’t need anything else. 

The end goal then is not happiness. Rather calm, peace, joy.

Become a hermit. A minimalist. A loner. Don’t spend money. Don’t run after things. 

Do nothing. Want nothing. Be still. Follow the flow of life. 

Sit under the tree, proverbially speaking, and let it hit/ carry you. 

Happiness is not something to attain or find or acquire. 

It’s a life lived simply and gently, filled with joy and service. 

It’s layers of your personality shed, with the core revealing itself as emptiness.

You are nothing and then you are everything.

Body, personality, even soul – are something to shed.

This is the path.

Have goals but do not cling to them, use them as direction. 

There is no purpose to life – just living.

Spiritual growth is one way to fill emptiness. Meditate if you want. Remember it’s all lila, a dance. 

Don’t be so damn serious. Relax. Have fun on this ride that is life. 

About nomadoftheuniverse

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, Buddhist, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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