Monday, July 4, 2011

Key to happiness

"As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger and attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness."  Dalai Lama

Recognizing and admitting our disturbing emotions is 50% of the battle in overcoming them. Consider what the other 50% may be:
  • surrender
  • belief in a higher Power
  • seeking God's will
  • self examination
  • admitting wrongs
  • desire to change
  • prayer
  • reconciliation with others
Once we overcome whatever obstacles we may face, we gain new territory for ourselves and others. We can help them more readily because the peace we have found will draw them to desire the same good.

Grace & peace be with you!

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