The reason so many folks aren’t happy is because they were taught that the more things we collect, the happier we’ll get. We have become a world of collectors, thinking that the next thing we get – be it a car, a house, a new wife, a new husband, a new job – then we’ll be happy.
If you counted all of the things that you’ve collected over your life time – thinking it would make you happy – you’d be counting into the tens of thousands. Wouldn’t you? Oh certainly, many of those things did seem to make you happy for a short time, but – did it last? And yet so many folks keep on collecting, and to that they add hoarding! Oh what a desperate race (human race), we can become when materialism supersedes spiritualism.
Lasting happiness comes from:
- Being comfortable with who you are – my god, if you don’t like yourself, how can you possibly be happy?
- Connecting with, and doing things for others – unfortunately, many folks are too busy collecting to get involved in connecting.
Here’s something that I’ve noticed about myself – it’s only possible for me to be happy on a daily basis when I see to it that my thoughts and actions are a benefit, not only to myself but also to others.