You’ve probably tried countless practices of personal development and spirituality. You’ve read a ton of books. Attended workshops. Spent endless hours in discussions. Tried various tools, approaches, practices to grow spiritually, build better habits and personality, set and reach goals.
All personal development and spirituality in the end boils down to one single question: How Can I Feel Happy Now?!
The lie, delusion or fallacy is in buying into the idea that I need things to be different to feel happy or that by changing something outside (achieve goal) I will feel happy.
Not true. It is a trap. As still the power or focus is on the outside, on something we have no real control over. But we try, we do our best and waste time on yet another wild goose chase.
It’s all a distraction.
When do you feel most alive, happy and energized? When you are focusing upon some desire, something wanted, an improvement, a goal. Something that could or is about to happen and improve your life.
But as soon as it happens, as soon as it is a done deal, a fact – your enjoyment, happiness and energy level drops.
That should tell you something about a recipe for a happy and joyful life.
So why DO we need desires to feel alive?
Have you been wondering – why are you even bothering with all this spiritual or self-help stuff? What do you really hope to achieve? Is it real? Can it be measured? Are there any guarantees? Or is it just a waste of time and energy, a big fat lie?
Have you been devouring spiritual/self-help books recently? Have your interests shifted dramatically? Have you felt a deep longing for something, without ability to articulate even to yourself what it is you seek?
Those are all sign you are on a path of personal transformation. But why, and how can you know if you are ready for it?