True Happiness is Unconditional
Ascended Master Babaji.
Have you ever found yourself extremely happy when you get off of work and you know that you have a weekend to be yourself and to pursue your interests instead of those of the company that you work for?
As the weekend progresses you are in a state of good cheer and happiness which lasts all the way up to the realization that you must retire for sleep at a certain time because the next day will have you waking early for work. When this realization comes to you, do you feel a sudden shift into unhappiness?
If you do then you will find the rest of this essay of extreme interest.
I am going to tell you a secret that many discover - it is possible to be happy all the time - even on the first day back at work.
The secret to unconditional happiness is to let go of the belief that happiness can only come if the ego is satisfied. Ego satisfaction is not happiness. Ego dissatisfaction is like the temper tantrum of a three year old.
True Happiness is not dependent upon anything other than being grateful for the experiences that you have each and every moment.
"That is easy for Babaji to say!" You may exclaim. "You don't really understand how much I hate my work!"
I, however, do understand. I have had work that was not fulfilling and not filled with Joy. My Master Teacher at the time purposely had me work for hours in the sun with tedious and dirty work. There was a purpose to that strategy - it allowed me to get angry and to realize that anger does not make the work go away. It was still there. Anger, instead, simply made the work more unpleasant.
In time, I realized that I might as well just be happy, even during those times I was engaged in tedious and undesirable work. When I had this realization, I then decided to become happy all the time.
I now offer to you this practical advice that allowed me to become happy all the time: Let go of all attachments to any self imposed standards or definitions of what it means to be happy. If you have a definition of Happiness that says, "I can be Happy only when I am fishing on a lazy Sunday afternoon when the temperature is 67 degrees and the breeze is cool." then you will be miserable most of the time.
Instead, surrender all conditions that you have placed on happiness. When you find yourself being unhappy, ask yourself, "Why am I being unhappy?" The answer will present itself. Surrender the reason. Replace it with the mantra, "I am always happy within, regardless of what is happening without."
Over time you will come to the realization, just as I did, that you truly can be happy in all situations. This may sound unrealistic to you. It does not happen overnight. This requires a constant daily focus on surrendering the conditions that you have place on happiness and replacing those conditions with the mantra. As with all good things, effort is required on your part.
May you be blessed with the stamina to carry through to unconditional Happiness!
Every day, Archangels, Jesus, or Ascended Masters dictate to C Louis Osburn words of Wisdom from the Heavenly Realms that are filled with Love and Light. Drink in this Wisdom and find yourself lifted to a better place with your True Self living a joyous life from the Heart.