You know when you are doing something and you wish time would hurry up so that you can be doing the thing that you actually "LIKE" to do?
That is not happiness that is desire, longing, a feeling of lack.
When you are actually doing what you like, do you feel the lack? No. There is only pure enjoyment of the moment.
The opposite of that feeling of "lack" is a feeling of "enjoyment".
So, what would happen if we were to find enjoyment in this moment instead of comparing it to something that gives us even more enjoyment that we can't
have presently? We will be more happy since we are focused on enjoying THIS moment, and the lack will be gone since the comparing of "THIS" (what is
here) and "THAT" (what you imagine - what you want to be) is gone.
Right now , I am hungry. I can think of delicious things to eat like - cake, donuts, muffins, cookies, but I am not able to buy this stuff at the
moment (store is closed) , so if I keep thinking about it and comparing "THIS" (What is here) to "THAT" (what I would like to be), I'll only suffer
and lose the enjoyment that is available in THIS moment.
So, in summary
, by focusing on what you would rather do, but are not able to do, you create needless suffering for yourself since you
cannot choose that preference anyway, and by doing this, you actually "numb" (or lessen) the enjoyment that is available NOW. So whether the enjoyment
is "high" or "low", choose to be in ENJOYMENT and choose to do what you enjoy most, or if you can't at the moment, just enjoy THIS. So, do what
you enjoy and enjoy what you do. If you cannot choose something more "enjoying" then find a way to enjoy this to keep that enjoyment of your being
(One of) the secrets to happiness is easier than we think.
edit on 21-12-2012 by arpgme because: (no reason given)
21-12-2012 by arpgme because: (no reason given)