Since I saw how selfish my depressions (from early childhood) were, and began living earnestly, fully, I began to notice lasting, constant experiences, as opposed to temporary feelings, such as happiness. I began to find joy and gratitude which can continually be mined and realized, whereas happiness is temporary and dependent on externals. I began to see how I could be sad or upset and joyful. Joy and gratitude are magic carpets to the present, to timelessness. I need to continue to practice mindfulness and presence where I find joy which needs nothing from the outside.
On Aug 9, 2013Amy wrote :
Amen and amen, Susan! Thankful for you and your sharing! It's a beautiful day to love Susan!