Every now and again my soul get’s thirsty for a little bit of inspiration to quench my spiritual thirst. So I thought it would be a good idea to start sending out a weekly blast of inspiration that helps me keep a smile on my face and peace in my heart! Hopefully, you will also find it helpful on your life journey.
This weeks Soul Quench comes from Hans King. Please take the time to read his amazing words on the pursuit of Happiness. 🙂
“Karma will never stop the possibilities of your joy. It will never stop the possibilities of experiencing life.”
We all strive for it. It is considered one of the single most desirable things in life, and, yet, it so very often eludes us. It is, in fact, so coveted that we have even incorporated it into our national lexicon. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is the dream that we here have all grown up with. So why is it that this golden promise seems, at times, to be withheld from so many of us? Henry David Thoreau wisely said, “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
Centuries ago, Aristotle observed that “Happiness depends on ourselves.” We can push it away, delay it, or embrace it. It costs us nothing, and asks only for our acceptance. When, as Thoreau said, we busy ourselves with the callings of life—and particularly with those things which fulfill and nurture our inner beings—happiness quite naturally unfolds before us. This is no earth-shaking secret, it is simply a law of Life.
Sometimes, however, we get off track. Sometimes we require outside help in learning how to reclaim our joy. This is nothing to be ashamed of, for we have all fallen into those periods of desperation and longing. It is in staying there that we fall short. We, as creations of the Divine, are meant to experience happiness. It is the answer to an innate and deeply held need within everyone of us. Make no mistake—it is our right, it is our calling, and it is waiting to make us whole.