Monday, May 11, 2009

We ALL Want One Thing

We are constantly bombarded with messages about what we should want, what we need, what would give us satisfaction, and so on . . .

One thing which is universally true of human beings is the desire for happiness . . . We all want to be HAPPY! And in that seeming simplicity is an incredible dilemma . . . Just what on EARTH is it that will create that happiness?

More than anything, in Western society, happiness seems to be something we are taught to attempt to find WITHOUT . . . It's a new car, a bigger house, more money, greater personal physical beauty, and on and on . . . It's something we'll find OUT THERE, and if we can simply find it or have it, happiness will reign . . . Is this actually the case? Dear Reader, have we found that acquiring THINGS from OUT THERE has led to lasting feelings of joy, contentment, or happiness? Or, has the feeling been transitory, and then shortly thereafter we begin our search anew for the NEXT BIG THING?

Imagine an existence where the NEXT BIG THING is a constant never-ending knowlwdge that is always present . . . The NBT is here and now and we can access it moment to moment . . . As a matter of fact, our very EXISTENCE is the NBT!! And the most beautiful aspect of this NBT is that we don`t have to search high and low, behind every bush, or travel to Paris or Sydney or Singapore to find it . . . It is literally right under our very noses, so close we can touch it, so close we have access to it every second of every minute of our lives . . . The NBT is actually the EVER PRESENT BIG THING, and we each have it within our control to access it and make it the overriding focus of our lives . . .

Think about it! More later . . .

Until next time . . . Ciao!!

2 comments:

veronica said...

I must remember this the next time I come down with a case of the I-Wants. I need to remember that I-Have. :-)

Macrocosmic said...

Hi V . . . We want, we need . . . we have! We all have those basic needs, and it's human nature to want, because the ego demands it . . . It isn't that we shouldn't want, but that we should seek to strike a balance so that the egoistic, wanting side of us doesn't gain the upper hand . . . This just leads to more suffering, as the Buddhists define suffering . . . If we're more grateful for what we have than we are wanting of that which we don't have, we're doing ourselves a BIG favour!