Especially now, when humanity is poised on the brink of great change. Never before has the choice been so stark: either we unite as one human species, in partnership with the animals and plants that form our collective ecosystem, or we endanger our existence.
It has helped me to see the areas of tension and difficulty in my own life as growing pains, and to recall that these pains are inevitable with a life of growth. But this is different from unhappiness.
In my own life, I have faced great stress over the last year, with big life changes such as welcoming my wife’s mother into our home, and then all of us moving to a new home together, which have caused plenty of challenges. None of it has made me unhappy, though. I feel happier than ever. I find happiness in embracing the changes, pains and all, in the faith that it was given to me by an infinitely-loving Universe, whose desire for me is the same as my desire for myself: to reach toward my own ever-expanding horizon.
Another major source of unhappiness is the wounds within our hearts. Our hearts give us pain as a message: heal the wounds. A great way to do that is to take a retreat, such as Puran and Susanna’s upcoming summer retreat, Uncover Your Heart, Transform Your Life.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share a comment!
Yours in the One Heart,
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