Monday, August 29, 2016
Passing thought about happiness
People all want to be happy. By this they mean they don't want pain, suffering and unhappiness. But what if the reasons for our happiness are also the same for our unhappiness? There is no love without anxiety, fear of loss and sickness of one's beloved. Ask any parent about that. Ask anyone who has ever desired another human being. And yet without that uncertainty and that possibility of pain reaching down deep into the soul, love or any other passion would be insipid, boring and worthless. Happiness is no different. If the reasons for our best happiness and our worst misery are the same, then are they not entwined tighter and more closely together than any lovers have ever been?