This is my last post of the year. I'll resume in the first week of January 2020. We're a bit behind, but that's okay. I can't believe I've been doing these since February! Going into the holiday season, stay calm! Let some joy in.
The Prompt: Happiness
This week's prompt:
"All I can guarantee you is that as long as you are searching for happiness, you will remain unhappy."
- U.G. Krishnaamurti
First task is to sit for a meditation on that for 5-10 minutes or however long you feel is good to you.
...inspired by my drawing:
Plant your flag, decide
not to delay, unfurling
like leaves on a tree
My mom always had a variation of this quote from Abraham Lincoln: you are only as happy as you decide to be. His official quote was, "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." I do want to add the caveat that this prescription does not apply to anybody with chemical or situational depression, but for all the rest of us with vague ennui, happiness is one choice of many.
What do you think?