‘I WILL BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT’
Keep smiling day in and day out, and when you make a silly mistake, laugh kindly at yourself. Don’t take your personality-self too seriously – It is not ultimately real for goodness sake!
Notice all of your imperfections and give yourself a break by seeing the funny side of them. You cannot dwell in love and peace at all times? Big deal! You are not an angelic being yet. You are still wearing your angelic L plates! You are in a physical body in a physical world so that you can learn some important lessons. If you had learnt them all, you would no longer be here, so do not be too impatient with yourself. You have so much to learn down here on earth, and it all takes time. It takes time to choose love and happiness instead of fear and misery 24/7. But just smiling kindly at all of your own mistakes will save you a lot of time.
It will take you decades of practice before you finally realise that nothing ever happens outside of your own mind and that you always create your own reality. Most people absolutely do not want to accept that they create their own reality. Rather than take full responsibility for their own happiness – or lack of it – they would far rather carry on being the innocent victim of a wicked external world.
As we begin to awake spiritually, and to take responsibility for our own happiness, we can easily fall into the trap of beating ourselves up for not being peaceful and loving at all times. But simply smiling at yourself, and seeing the funny side of all of your endless moodiness, can save you a lot of time.
You cannot spend 12 hours a day meditating – not if you have a living to make, or a family to look after. So please don’t meditate for an hour a day and then hate the rest of your life. What a horrible way to live! Insist that life can be beautiful, funny and enjoyable and then demonstrate this to others. You can actually experience a natural high simply sharing laughter with others. Or go out into nature on a very regular basis and drink in the beauty of a tree, or the joy of a bird on the wing.
If you insist that you need another special person in your life to make you happy, you are basically their slave. So, you have to keep practising until you are ‘in love’ al of the time regardless of whether you are with a loving partner, or whether or not the sun is shining.
Unfortunately, the human default position is misery. So you will need a lot of persistence and self-discipline to make your default position happiness, or love, peace and joy.
It takes so much time and effort to learn the art of happiness that we should really celebrate becoming older and wiser. How many really happy young people do you know? When you first had sex in your late teens, you made such a mess! But when you reach your sixties, you should finally have some idea of what making love is all about. Halleluiah!
The Chinese symbol/word for happiness is an open heart. Smiling will help you to open your heart, so please make smiling one of your core spiritual practices. Train yourself to smile when you wake up and to smile as you go to sleep. Then during the day, practise The Golden Sun, or some yoga postures, to open yourself up so that you will feel much more alive and radiant.
If you are living with someone who insists on being very unhappy or even depressed for any length of time, you may have to walk away from time to time to protect yourself from being dragged down by their low vibration. Don’t try to change someone’s mind if they are very depressed or angry. Just give them some space. Individuals who are really miserable actually do not want a happy person irritating them by telling them to cheer up. If someone’s vibration is very low, they cannot just pull themselves out of it.
However, the really good news is that ITC students can pull themselves out of feeling miserable by practising their Infinite Tai Chi, Chi Kung or meditation for a while.
Have a Peaceful and Joyful Christmas!
Love & Light
Infinite Arts Team