posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:47 AM
reply to post by arpgme
I can be happy, or loving, in any situation because that is the nature of things. Just because hate and sorrow exist does not mean suddenly love and
happiness do not. All things are in constant motion, cycling end-over-end eternally.
If a situation makes me happy, gives me some kind of contentment and rise, then I am surely experiencing happiness. If that situation sours, and
suddenly is not as pleasant or pleasurable, it does not mean that I was not genuinely comfortable with it before that moment. It only means that now
the situation is uncomfortable and disconcerting. If I wait long enough, take the appropriate steps, and steer the situation properly, I can guide it
through that momentary state of dis-ease and bring it back into the realm of happiness.
Love works much the same way. I can be in-love with someone, experience a world of memorable events and experiences while loving this person, and then
find the relationship, friendship, or partnership has taken a turn for the worst. I may come to the conclusion that it is best to separate and go our
own ways. However, like with happiness, just because something comes to an end, it does not mean the experiences is illusory or no longer
When moving through life the destination is what we most often measure ourselves against, but it is of equal importance to take the journey into
account. If the journey is filled with love, and laughter, and happiness, and growth, and fun then what does it matter if it ended in unhappiness and
separation? You still had fun, and it was real when you experienced it.
If duality does anything, it reinforces that importance of all of the emotional spectrum. Love and happiness, hate and sorrow, pleasure and pain:
everything in pairs. Live is made more rich by this dichotomy.
~ Wandering Scribe