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We were told that happiness lies in external thrills.
It’s so painful to watch those commercials.
Happiness is a smooth complexion, happiness is a holiday resort, a new car.
But you know that already or you wouldn’t be here reading this.
You know, it isn’t these things.
You know that you could change everything in yourself you thinks needs changing, from your looks to your personality, your career and bank account and still be unhappy.
Deep down you know this is true but still you waste your effort trying to get what you know cannot make you happy.
We have other subtle ways of making our happiness depend on other things, both within us and outside of us, for example, I refuse to be happy until my neurosis goes away.
How about that one?
Well, I have good news for you. You can be happy right now with the neurosis.
Here’s even better news.
There’s only one reason why you are not experiencing what in India we call Anand.
Anand is Bliss.
There’s only one reason why you are not experiencing bliss this present moment.
And it is because you’re focused or ruminating on what you don’t have instead of what you have.
Otherwise, you would be in a state of bliss
You have everything you need to be in happiness, in bliss, in Anand, right now.