- Taylor Tomasini
- Sugar Land, TX
- United States
Happiness. The good life. Why don't these come naturally?
The Dalai Lama writes that happiness comes from right practice -- practicing compassion, love, kindness, empathy... And we know from experience that happiness doesn't come easily. The same is true of the good life. Those who live true to themselves, struggle. They work for it. The work isn't what concerns me so much, as does the fact that knowing the right direction doesn't feel natural to us and our sensibilities. Or does it?
Closing Statement from Taylor Tomasini
I'm not sure why the conversation closed so quickly; must have been user error when creating it.
Many people brought of great points. Thought I'd summarize them here..
Wrote that you should pursue the moment instead of happiness. I agree. It takes me back to writings like that of Eckhart Tolle who writes that living in the present is the most beneficial thing we can do.
Mitch also mentioned that it is all natural. Again, I think there is truth lingering there that I don't have enough of a response space to go into.
Rohna & Mary:
They definitely speak to the social and societal influences that tear us away from our innate sense of where we should go.
Wrote about the choice to live true to one's self, and brought up the great point that we are all connected.
Thanks to everyone who submitted comments.