For this week’s Monday post, I want to share a quote from one of my favorite authors and spiritual teachers, Wayne Dyer. It is a quote from the book “Your Sacred Self”. That book found me and not the other way around. Reading it was the beginning of a big transformation process since it put so many fragments together into one piece.
When you seek something, it says that you don’t have it. So, as long as you seek happiness, you tell yourself that you are not happy or you make happiness dependent on anything or everything outside of you. Either way, happiness will be like a bird coming and going as it prefers. The more you want to hold it the less it will stay. Instead of being open and receptive, you become dogged and tense. In doing so, you lose the lightness it takes to feel happiness.
On the other hand, if you sincerely want someone else to be happy, you open up. Then you become humble. You begin to observe instead of holding on with all might to something that only radiates an aspect of that happiness you long for so much. If you want other people to be happy, then you already feel the happiness within you. Only in this way can you contribute to the happiness of others. Happiness can only be felt when we understand that it can only come from us but never to us.
Once I understood that happiness lies in our intention to see others happy,
I understood the healing power of unconditionality.
In Love and Light