You are inherently stress-free and unconditionally happy. Itís always there. You donít have to have pleasure of the senses to find it. Itís the TRUE YOU.
If youíre like most people, youíre always just beyond reach of true happiness. Always looking for answers. Always seeking ways of how to be happy. Then, when you think you found the answer, and youíre happy for a while, it fades away. Thatís what conditional happiness is.
Your searching is the very reason youíre not finding it. Thatís because youíre going out from the current moment, the here and now. In the here and now, itís pure blissful stress-free happiness. As soon as you look toward the future or think about the past, you enter the world of stress, anger, sadness and fear. I call this the FALSE YOU. Itís where most people are stuck. How about you?
Itís not your fault. We grow up, being taught that "Lifeís full of ups and downs," "You canít be happy all of the time," "Lifeís like a roller coaster." But we get a lot of good advice like, "Donít worry, be happy," "Accept it and move on." The truth is, you can be happy all of the time. Sure, thereís times when you are sad or angry. But you can control how long you want to feel that way.
Did you ever notice how happy you are, doing your favorite activities? Itís not so much the activity itself, but the mere fact that youíre doing it in the here and now. Stress is always the complete opposite of happiness so when youíre in that awesome state, your stress is non-existent. Thatís what true happiness is.
After you stop your favorite activity, your happiness decreases. As happiness decreases, stress increases, maintaining itís position as itís opposite.
Thereís four human emotions which are happy, mad, sad and fearful. Since "happy" is constant (the TRUE YOU) the other three are standing in your way of always being happy. Mad, sad and fearful (the FALSE YOU) is what we call stress. All stress is outside of the here and now.
You may feel stress in the current moment, but itís the result of thinking of the past or future. For example: Youíre angry about what Joe said behind your back. The anger wouldnít exist anymore (in the current moment) if you stopped thinking about the past and what was already said.
When you get those kind of thoughts that take you away from the present moment, you simply let them go. When you let them go, stress drops and when stress is at itís lowest, happiness maintains itís complete opposite, at itís peak. At first, people think they wonít have their pleasant memories from the past, or they wonít be able to dream or have goals about the future, if they let go of thoughts. Thatís the FALSE YOU who thinks that. The truth is, your memory improves and your joy of living is multiplied a thousand times! You start enjoying even simple little things, without effort.
The TRUE YOU is unconditionally happy and stress-free. The truth, the answers, the beginning and end of time, are right here, right now.
Live in the here and now and let go of all thoughts. Thatís the simple truth of how to be happy. Itís a beautiful thing.