Don’t you just love this game we are all playing called “Life on Planet Earth?” The more I play the game and enjoy the process the more I am able to figure out how to understand the rules of the game so that I can play at higher levels with less frustration and more joy.
When I was sleepwalking through life, for about forty years or so, I always thought that life was happening to me and I had to keep reacting to the people, places and events in my life. Then I went through a period where I started to open myself up to looking at life from a different perspective than the one I had been conditioned to believe from birth.
The main concept that really caught my attention was the idea that I was not a victim of life; I was the creator of life. Whoa. Hold on there Betsy. I finally realized that we are not here to discover life but we are here to ‘create our life’ in any manner that we choose. Now, once I got this concept deeply entrenched into my belief system the game was on for me and I have never looked back.
Once you understand that you are creating your life as you go along you begin to see your whole life and the whole ‘game of life’ from an entirely different perspective. Instead of wondering what is going to happen next you begin to ‘create’ what is going to happen next. And when this starts happening you begin to ask the question “why do I want what I want?”
The answer is always the same. I want what I want so that I can be happy. That is the end game of every choice we make in life. We are always trying to be happy. Now that makes a lot of sense. Once I got this in my head I realized that you don’t have to do anything to ‘be happy’ because happiness is not something you strive for and attain. Happiness is the essence of who you really are. So in fact, you have the capacity for happiness at any time. All it takes is a choice to “be happy” and you can reach that state of being.
Your true authentic self is made up of unconditional love and unconditional love expresses itself in the world as happiness and joy. Joy is the highest state of happiness and when you are experiencing joy you can be assured that you are totally aligned with the source energy from which the entire universe comes.
So the real key to a successful life is to be in a state of joy all the time, right? And in order to be in a state of unconditional joy all the time you would have to choose that and make it your priority above all others. Intellectually this seems like a very doable thing because you know that in order to experience unconditional joy you would have to accept every condition, experience, person and event in life as a joy to you. It would have to be ‘unconditional.’
There could not be any situation whatsoever that would change that for you. Nothing. And guess what, you get to put the meaning to everything that happens in your life. So you are the only one who can call forth a ‘condition’ which is not joyful. Would you do that if you really wanted to experience unconditional joy all of your life?
Theoretically you would not choose any conditions that don’t bring you joy but in reality you do it anyway. Why? Because you have a mind that is not on the same path of unconditional joy that you are. You have a mind but you are not your mind. You, the real you, observes your mind. You, the real you, observes your body. You, the real you is not your mind or your body but is the observer of your mind and your body. You, the real you, is perfectly capable of living in unconditional joy because that is your true nature.
When you are aligned with that nature you feel the joy. When you are not aligned with the truth of you then you experience the conditions that are not joyful to you. It still all comes down to choice. You are the observer and you are the choice maker. Try choosing unconditional joy in your life. Just try an experiment with your life and see how you like it. If you choose it you will be ‘Joyful.’
Live in love,
Richard D. Blackstone
Posted on August 27th, 2010 by Richard
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