When the illusions blow away… what are you left with?? The TRUTH!
(and hope of a “real” life)
Reminder… the real thing is not worthless… counterfeit is!
(wishing the “real” life to all my fellow-beautiful-breathing-fragile-life)
In my (albeit limited) POV, attaining the real life… doesn’t involve being a people pleaser or selfishly pleasing myself or acquiring material wealth, status in any form, prestige in any form, fame/name for myself–tons of so-called friends/or counterfeit love… but pleasing the True God of Compassion… living compassion… to the best of my abilities-skills/accurate-knowledge.
Things I’ve learned so far…
You gain more (than you lose) from self-sacrifice.
You lose more (than what you supposedly gain) from self-indulgence.
“There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”
Interpreting Happiness & Success:
Success Stories—How True?
Occasionally we hear anecdotal accounts about individuals who grew up in troubled homes but fought against all odds and became very wealthy. “Such stories are sometimes cited as evidence that they made the best of a bad thing, turning out well despite or because of their unhappy childhoods,” explains a report on happiness in the San Francisco Chronicle. “The problem with this interpretation, according to research, is that they may not have turned out so well after all. They just turned out wealthy.”
Happiness Fosters Good Health
A happy disposition is good medicine. “Happiness or related mental states like hopefulness, optimism and contentment appear to reduce the risk or limit the severity of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, colds and upper-respiratory infections,” says a report in Time magazine. Furthermore, a Dutch study of elderly patients revealed that over a nine-year period, a happy, positive disposition reduced the risk of death by an amazing 50 percent!
How mental states affect the body remains unclear. Research has shown, however, that positive, optimistic people have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is known to suppress the immune system. [excerpts Recipe For True Happiness w 06]
Peace & Illusion-free… spiritually-rich, happy-real-life-to-You-Reader!:)
11/1/17 @ 1:11 p.m.