I was just thinking, that with everything being connected to everything else via a quantum field or 'force', then the only way to be happy really is
if you make everyone else as happy as possible as well.
If other people in the force-field are miserable, this is going to make its way back to you in some form or another, as all is connected, all is
really one and the same force field joined together at the sub-atomic level
therefore if you want to experience real happiness the ONLY way is to devote your life to trying to make OTHERS happy too - i.e. by practising
kindness and compassion (and love) whereever possible. The buddhists say, 'it is always possible'.
so really you face two choices in life:
choose to be happy - by trying to make others happy/pracitsing kindness and compassion whereever possible
or choose to be unhappy - by deliberately setting out to harm or injure others
a surprising number of people have chosen to be unhappy on this planet. they have chosen the path of doing deliberate harm and injury to others, for
personal gain or whatever other reason.
even when killing to eat, there is no reason not to do so with kindness and compassion (and a lot of thought about how you would like to die if
someone had to kill you for food. i.e. please stop boiling prawns and crabs alive, unless you really think this would be how you'd like to go
so really the choice is a no brainer. if you want to be happy; and everyone does, let's face it... (or most do. i guess from time to time someone
might get bored and want to try being unhappy for a while, but it's not all it's cracked up to be...)
then choose to be happy - choose your path of goodness, kindness and compassion.
you'll never reach happiness by taking any other path.
the universe works this way. the force works this way. there IS no darkside. just people who have for some sillly reason chosen to be unhappy, and who
are consequently, quite miserable, and usually wanting a way out of the whole mess, but stubbornly refusing to choose to be happy.
it's like you're being offered a choice (as comedian Eddie Izzard remarked), of Cake, or Death?
now you'd think it's a no brainer - er, cake, please....
but a surprising number of people on this planet have said, ooooh yeah, death, that sounds really interesting, let's try that...
and then have discovered it's actually probably not such a great idea, and after all they might rather have had cake please.
well you can have cake, but there's only one way to get it.
and .... may the force be with you
for further info see my thread about 'the force really exists, top scientists agree'