The truth about being happy


“You have been conditioned to believe that the trick to having peace and happiness is found in mixing and matching together the right circumstances.

You have developed a habitual way of seeing and doing life that doesn’t line up with the way things really are. People once thought the world was flat and they avoided sailing too close to the edge for fear of falling off. Your habit is to think that circumstances can make you happy, and this is how you have learned to relate to life.

The world is not flat. Circumstances are not the source of happiness.

Until you get this you will always and unnecessarily suffer in life. It makes no difference what other knowledge you might have, until you stop relying on circumstances for peace and well-being, you will suffer.

Do not pass Go! Do not collect 200 dollars! Do not read another book about God! Learn this right now. Divest yourself from the idea that happiness and well-being is a byproduct of life circumstances.”

– Jim Palmer, Notes from (Over) the Edge: Unmasking the Truth to End Your Suffering

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