Saturday, March 12, 2016

The cost of happiness

You are never given a wish                           
        without also being given the power
                  to make it true

Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever ~ a lovestory: copyright 1984 Alternate Futures Inc.

This is an awesome power we have. The power to make ourself happy. To do this, we must disinterest ourself totally from the happiness of others or our perception of what makes them happy.

To do this, we must realize that a) it is not our job to make others happy; and b) only I can make me happy, that is my responsibility, as your happiness is yours.

It must be said that if my pursuit of happiness interferes with yours, or depends on your complicity, I must expect some conflict and disappointment to result.