Most of you don’t realize that every day you are presented with wonderful opportunities to make major steps in your growth. Were you to look at and see this, the Goal that seems so difficult and elusive would soon be in your possession. Awaken to this fact and be done with worldly miseries!
To do this, you must accept the worldly happenings as they relate to you, your means of growth, even as your teacher. You must look at all the unpleasantries; you must face them squarely with an objective eye and you must seek and find their cause.
The method should be either or both of two approaches. Whenever someone or something bothers you and you are unhappy, or whenever you react to someone or something, ask yourself, “How and wherein did I cause this?” Look within your mind to find the past thought, now subconscious, that caused the event. Discover the originating thought in you and you discover your mastership over the event.
The second approach is more readily available to you. Every time you react or experience something unpleasant, it is always because of some ego motivation. Ask yourself, “What is my ego (selfish) motivation behind this? What in this situation do I want to be different from what it is?” When you discover it, drop it and be freer. Use your daily unpleasantries for growing freer every day. The more you do this, the faster and easier it is to do.
Either or both of the above methods will free you and return to you your mastership in a relatively short time. Make it a habit of using both, or one or the other, every day.
Whenever you’re unhappy do not look for escape from it via distraction, doing something else, or seeking entertainment. This is the worst thing you can do. You will never be able to let go of or eliminate unhappiness. Either discover your mastership of the event or see the ego motivation behind the misery and thereby undo that particular unhappiness. Almost everyone, when unhappy, looks for escape and calls the escape or relief from the misery, happiness. This allows the unhappiness pattern to continue in the future. It postpones the time indefinitely as to when one will have to eliminate the unhappiness.
All unhappiness is caused by our trying to be limited, an ego. The more we are our Self, the happier we are. We will never be completely happy until we are completely being our Self. The more we move away from our Self, the more miserable we become until finally we get so miserable that we cannot take it any more and then we begin to move back into our Self.
You create a lie when you say “I don’t have,” and that starts the unhappiness of not having. Anytime you’re miserable, you’re dwelling in your ego. Just being miserable should be a re-aligner for you. Say, “Here I am in the wrong direction.” Then change it and you’ll be happy again.
Anyone can feel happy; anyone can feel miserable. You don’t have to see why, just change it! Feeling sad about anything is holding onto it.
Say, “This is something I have to let go of,” and immediately you will feel better.