untapped happiness


‘Too much of the world’s happiness depends on taking from one to satisfy another.  To create my standard of living, people in another part of the world must lower theirs.’*

“Follow you bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before.”**

We don’t have to take happiness from others.  We are capable of creating goodness and happiness.

It’s the most astonishing thing.  With the grain of the universe, we’ve stumbled upon the close thing there’ll eve be to alchemy through our curiosity and imagination.

As we come to the end of 2016, I remember how a year ago I caught sight of someone’s frustration.  Recognising their uniqueness, I offered some help offered help.  The journey didn’t begin and I wonder how 2o16 turned out, whether this person was able to “follow their bliss” – their purpose, story, dream, find their flow?  I hope so.

Here are some questions for the beginning of an alchemy quest:

What would be a meaningful place for you to reach by the end of the new year?
What are you most curious about and fascinated by in life? How and when do you naturally reflect and read?

(*From Eugene Peterson’s A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.)
(**Joseph Campbell, quoted in Elle Luna’s essay The Crossroads of Should and Must.)


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