Another reason humans suffer is because they use words without clear definitions. If you talk about a word, there is only an indirect understanding,
but not something direct.
So , people can hear the word "freedom" and they may think of different things, or even believe it does or does not exist depending on their
By clarifying our understanding of the words we use, by thinking of how WE define the word, we can change our lives.
The reason why I said "human" and not "animal" is because animals are not thinking in many words as humans , they mostly think in sounds, smells,
and pictures, so all of their thoughts are directly connected to their experience, so they will not confuse themselves...
Now , back to the point I was making about the question:
"If someone said they were happy all the time , would you believe them?"
Someone's definition of happiness may be "getting what I want", and with that definition, it would be impossible to be happy all the time, because
for most people - their mind always wants something more.
Now for a person who defined happiness as "relief ; not experiencing pain", now they can be happy all of the time.
Some people claim to want "happiness" , but then say if they were happy all the time, life would be "boring".
Well, if you defined "boring" as "never suffering" but claim you want "happiness", now you trapped yourself in a cycle. You would have to only
happy temporary happiness and then suffer again, and then you'd wonder why things keep happening...
I am changing my definitions to the words I use, in order to clarify my existence and perspective of reality.
Here are my definitions of words...
[Being able to make choices for yourself instead of another choosing for you]
[What is; All existence - synonym of "existence", "actuality" or "Omnipresence - God"]
[What happens in reality]
[What happens in the mind]
[The awareness of the personality]
[The Soul or Spirit; thoughts of an "I" or "me" combined with emotions, intentions, and beliefs]
[The perspective of reality according to a personality]
[Relief from suffering]
[Easing suffering either mentally or physically - synonym to "Happiness"]
[Affection and Acceptance of something or someone]
[Not controlling; allowing freedom to happen - forgiveness is a part of this]
[Relieving suffering of another - synonym to "sympathy", "care", "mercy"]
So, how are you all defining the "words" which makes up your view of the "world"?