NOW is the only reality you have… at this present moment.
As such, NOW can utilize the past and future, but only in real time.
This moment, this present, truly is a gift… elusive as it might be… yet the only actually powerful power source is in utilizing this fleeting opportunity called NOW correctly.
Within the Declaration of Independence, it is affirmed that the inalienable rights of “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are due to all humanity. But is this the “present” dilemma? Is the frantic treadmill existence of BUSY-ness subconsciously programmed in our definition of “existence”… one of our most foundational “rights”? What if the CHASE is elusive? What if the PUSUIT actually prevents the realization of the goal? What if happiness is only attained… is only possible of being attained… when one stops pursuing it? What if you already HAVE happiness? What if the problem is that your eyes have been closed, you have been blinded to the fact, that you already HAVE what you have been looking for? While “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” perhaps happiness is the greatest beauty there is. What if… you already HAVE happiness, you just have yet to recognize that fact, stop pursuing that which you already possess, and bask in THAT reality?
What if… HAPPINESS IS IN THE HEART OF THE BEHOLDER!
JOY can properly be defined as: “the emotional balance we feel all the time”
HAPPINESS is: “the instantaneous gratification we sense from our physical body when we act (or are acted upon) in our environment.”
In other words,
as many unconsciously spout: “Men ARE that they might have JOY.”
Or better: we exist to feel emotional balance at ALL times.
IF one is NOT experiencing this emotional balance, THEN they are utilizing the body incorrectly and in contrast to the owner’s manual.
Men are that they might have JOY. (Period)
There are no qualifications, no exceptions, no “if onlys” or “if you can manage it.” Men are that they might have JOY. (End of sentence.)
This (JOY/ emotional balance) is the litmus test to right-action.
How do you know if you are “righteous” or not? Is there (not peace of mind, but) emotional balance… JOY?
JOY is the default position…. JOY will remain one’s continual state unless one’s emotional balance thermostat has been re-programmed into a different frequency, such as anxiety or agitation (either of a greater or lesser degree). If this has occurred, then one’s “common sense,” though perhaps “typical” of others who have likewise adjusted their inner barometer, is no longer that which they were created to experience and be powered by: JOY.
Yet, the PURSUIT of Happiness means that one accepts that one is not currently IN Happiness… thus the illusory pursuit. Like Dorothy in Oz, her grand discovery was realizing that she already Had that which she was seeking. She WAS “Home.” Just like You ARE “Happy”… once you remove any blinders to your emotional balance (JOY).
This moment contains every variable required… for happiness this moment. Additionally, this moment has excess which can be invested into even greater happiness in the moment which is to follow this one. Thus, as one gratefully accepts this moment as being “perfect” and even “ample,” then the next moment will take care of itself as one progresses up to the pinnacle of Self Experience.
Pursuing happiness, however, is a dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society. “I’m not quite there… but getting ever closer.” OR: “It’s impossible, I’m a victim (“poor me”) forever.” However you look at it, by PURSUIING happiness, you are never IN Happiness!
JOY (emotional balance) is a sense of wholeness, the awareness that all is right in one’s world… this moment. Not only is everything right for this one particular moment, but it is allowing for and even contributing to an ever-increasing “rightness.” Can one be in Joy (emotional balance) and be aware of sadness? disappointment? frustration? failure? Of course! JOY allows for energy to flow through one’s self… without dismantling or toppling one over. JOY allows one to feeeel… without being victimized by emotion. JOY (of spirit) allows for the possibility of HAPPINESS (of physical body).
The key to utilizing JOY (emotional balance) to guide our alignment into ever-increasing HAPPINESS is to witness our life, our emotions, interactions, experiences as we learn the lessons from our life, our emotions, our interactions, our experiences… without holding on to (damning up) the energy within our self. We learn the lessons and let go of the energy. As such, we recycle any stagnant or volatile energy without Becoming that energy or amplifying it or spewing it out upon others. We neutralize anything “negative” or potentially harmful by realizing that we are a powerful transformer. As such, we breathe in (whatever spirit accompanies our inhale), with our ventral vagus nerve “ON,” and we exhale back out into our collective atmosphere an even higher vibrational frequency. Thus, we, literally assist in the regeneration of the planet with something so simple as a breath.
Depending upon our circumstance, this conscious recycling varies in ease. When asleep; easy. When with others who respect and validate us while our physical needs are met; also relatively easy. When in a trying situation or amongst those who do not accept us for who we are; perhaps more challenging. Thus, was the highest step on “Jesus'” “Stairway to Heaven” aligned with the most difficult re-action: (Matthew 5: 11-12) “Rejoice with exceeding gladness… WHEN PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS’ SAKE.” When there “should” be cause for our “good action” to be met with gratitude and respect… but instead the response is persecution (gossip, assumption of one’s material things or reputation), yet we maintain our high attitude of gratitude… that is true reason for rejoicing! For it is there, continuing with the emotional balance of JOY, at that ultimate step… the summit (despite all the counter-energy waged against us)… that warrants the grandest prize possible for mortal life: passing one’s last and final test: overcoming death.
Heaven wisely assigns the value to its greatest reward.
Krystal just walked in my room as I was writing this, showing me a ginormous dark bruise on her hip that she acquired several days ago while in play practice. Hardly acting upon her pain at the time because she was in the midst of rehearsal and others were counting on her for their group number, she got herself right back up and promptly forgot all about the incident. For the umpteenth time, I marvel as the synchronicity of life’s events. This is the same principle I am currently expounding upon. “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your god.” In other words, as Krystal was focused upon positively contributing to her group’s experience, her pain was hardly noticed. Not until she just saw the bruise in the mirror did she even remember her experience of a week ago. Her lens was on “THY will be done,” or in other words, her heart was desirous of assisting “the good of all.” IF, instead, Krystal had been operating from her dorsal or sympathetic nervous systems (“apathetic victimhood” or “fight back” responses), then her fall would have been felt more deeply and have taken longer to heal. Perhaps she would have interrupted… or changed the energy of… her group’s experience.
As one realizes and lives this principle, all “suffering” is overcome and one maintains JOY no matter what the current life experience.
In this way, one realizes that we’re allowed to feel what we feel. Our feelings are valid. They’re instructional. When we allow that feeling to be the vibrational wave that it is and to continue to move THROUGH us, then the feeling does what feelings are meant to do… they FLOW. In contrast, to dam up feelings is to lose our happiness because we have let go of our JOY. Therefore, sadness is not “badness.” Grief is merely a temporary physical loss while our spirit is continuing its gratitude and we are growing our capacity for greater reception.
Only when we allow our selves to FEEL our own feelings and allow them to move through us… without taking a part of our self with them or forcing the feelings to stick around and hunker down in our liver or elsewhere… or blame our feelings upon another…
ONLY when we allow our selves to feel our own feelings… correctly… are we gifted with Empathy, the ability to feel and understand that which another is feeling. With empathy we are capable of assisting others to heal. With this wisdom we are able to participate in the regeneration of the planet and re-turn the earth into its original garden state.
Balance is retaining our JOY (emotional stability) while in pain either emotionally or physically. Balance or harmony is loving our self as (to the degree that) we love all others. Balance is a state of emotional maturity that is only bequeathed upon those who have done their “home”work. Just because one has experienced much in one’s life does not make one a victim. Victimhood is rescinding our birthright and is the mire wallowed in by those who have not utilized experience with intention of finding its jewels of wisdom.
Sadness and despair are certainly not the required sum of an equation where the variables are difficulties and loss… as long as “rejoicing with exceeding gladness” is another of the variables. When gratitude is involved, all “negatives” are turned into positives. This is the “magic” of “Jesus'” transcendence, and that which is held out for each of us to apply. In this way, there’s a kind of happiness within the experience of sadness, and vice versa. This means that every part of the spectrum of feeling is made so much more complete. Realer. Deeper. Wiser.
Again (and again…) I encourage each of us to inscribe into memory and habitual action the “Stairway to Heaven” (see the link to the right).
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.