posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 07:11 PM
Happiness is nothing but a matter of perspective and focus, and joy is nothing but a matter of adrenelin and endorphins.
You have a choice each and every second of the day of what you want to focus on, a beautiful flower or a child's laugh, or a disturbing news report
or some ugly scar brought on by vandilization or neglect.
Are you rooted in the here and now? Can you feel the blades of grass under your feet as you walk on a lawn barefoot and luxuriate in the sensation and
focus on it, or is your mind elsewhere wrestling dragons and demons and the ills and woes of the world in an exercise of meaningless mental
masturbation, which is all it is if you aren't walking over the grass to fight and overcome those things your mind is focused on at that precise
moment beyond and instead of the simple pleasure and beauty of what you are doing that moment.
Do you look for bad news or good news.
Do you understand that some people are actually happy, being unhappy?
Being unhappy is what makes them happy.
I was once in prison, I am not just fond of researching conspiracies but planning and carrying them out too! That one didn't work out so well.
I had a fun job in prison picking up golf balls all day and riding around on a golf cart. The prison had plenty of recreation and a great library and
I had put together a very respectable and tight band that had plenty of time to practice every night. We put on shows inside and outside of the prison
facility. One day a fellow prisoner that I had never met before but recently saw the band perform invited me to eat dinner at his cliques table "Man
you beat those drums like they stole something from you, you mut be a real rock star on the outside the way you play?"... "No" I replied "Wife and
kids and too much work and too little time, to tell you the truth I haven't had this much fun in ages" he looked at me, and I looked at myself both
of us in a little bit of disbelief I mean after all we are sitting in a Federal Prison eating Dinner in the mess hall. The truth was though I was
happy, and well there just wasn't any real reason not to be happy...none that I could find anyway...
Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy, life is what YOU make it. We all live in a prison of our own making. Think about my story, for it's true, I
could make a prison of someone elses making enjoyable and fun, why can't I, or you, or anyone make the prison you make for yourself fun and a happy
It's all focus and perspective, it helps to do a check up from the neck up often in life.
Humanity is worth saving, there is bad and good in everyone and everything and that's only because bad and good is simply a matter of perspective,
nothing is neither bad nor good, it is just what you make of it, and how you let other people convince you to percieve it as bad or good.
To be human is to be flawed, embrace your own, find the humor in them, and put your own dysfunctionality to good use...I do!