Ignorance of who we really are (we are beings of unconditional love and bliss, but we forget that)
Egoism: Our ego fools us into thinking that our labels/title in life define who we are: Intellect, Business Exec., Lawyer, Teacher, Mother, Daughter, etc. We develop programs which have nothing at all to do with who we really are but are merely what we do. Who we are is a much more esoteric force and is often buried deep inside the body we live in and which we observe.
Attachment: This is our need to cling to what brings us pleasure. When we attach our happiness to having a person or a thing and that disappears, what follows is great suffering. Learn to let go.
Resistance of what we do not want. This is the same as denial. We create all forms of ways to avoid both what will lead to freedom from pain because we do not want to go through the passage of looking at what we might not want to deal with.
Fear of death. If this weren’t present in most of us, we wouldn’t hold on to all the reasons we work so hard to build in safety nets, both physically and emotionally.
“Happiness is the result of my decision to be happy. It is a feeling I tap into, not an outcome of events. I decide to be happy and commit myself to making happiness my state of mind. I don’t allow a set of circumstances to do it for me.”—Richard Carlson
Let us make this world a happy, healthy and peaceful place to live for all the living beings. Let us respect the rights of freedom for the humans and all other lives on this Earth. Let us extend our love and empathy to the entire spectrum of life on this planet.
Life is good when you allow it to be. And you can always allow it to be.
It is not the situation itself that makes life one way or the other. It is the way you choose to view and to live the situation that makes all the difference.
Make the assumption that your life today is the very best it can possibly be. Then go out and prove that assumption true by the way you live.
Operate from a positive perspective and that will enable you to see the positive possibilities. Focus on visions of goodness and fulfillment, and the most valuable opportunities will fill your awareness.
You are immensely powerful, capable, and creative. See the goodness, be the goodness, live the goodness, and fill your life with the best possibilities.