For most people to be happy, there has to be a person, place, or thing involved in their happiness. In true happiness, there are no things involved. It’s a natural state. You will abide in that state forever. – Robert Adams
When happiness is conditional, we lose it once the source of our happiness is removed. I admit I am too human to not place happiness on conditions, such as having a very healthy and loving relationship with my mate. I have however, tasted happiness and peace for no reason in moments of tremendous challenges, such as when I lost most of my hearing in April of this year.
I am grateful that our true nature is a silent and peaceful one, but the misuse and conditioning of our minds blocks the light within. I am even more grateful that we have teachers such as Gandhi who suffered torture while imprisoned, and yet remained at peace (which allows for happiness to be expressed) and remind us as Robert Adams has – that happiness and peace is a state of being that we can abide in forever.
I hope to one day reach this state of being as a way of life.