Unhappy trying to be happy – the pursuit of happiness

Mirrors of Encounters

buddhasal:
How can you be happy if you don’t know what unhappy is? For happiness to exist
unhappiness and discontent must exist. So there is some good in unhappiness.

Me:
It´s a very tricky thing.

From the perspective of duality you are right. We all know what discontent and
unhappiness is, that´s for sure.

The point is – as I emphasised before – once you feel discontent and misfortune you automatically strive for “happiness”. As long as dissatisfaction is the starting point of our journey to wellness, we will attract and encounter nothing but deceit and more displeasure. Can you see this?
What else can we find other than unhappiness when unhappy?

In this sense, the troublesome pursuit of happiness becomes vanity and hypocrisy…yes, imposture…- Ego craving for pleasure, eventually ego vehemently trying to escape its inherent predicament – conflict and suffering.
In this sense, the chasing of happiness…

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I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

One Response to Unhappy trying to be happy – the pursuit of happiness

  1. Pingback: Pursuit creates distance between you and the thing you “pursue” | Mirrors of Encounters

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