From Whence Cometh Happiness? | Heavenletters
Pretend you are at the dentist, and open wide. Nor must you be spectacularly elated at every moment. Open your heart to all. Sure, be open-minded, yet it is more to the point to be open-hearted. Rely on your heart more than you rely on thinking.
Thinking can only go so far. A high IQ is nice. Sometimes you think too much and to distraction. A big heart is more to the point. Thinking can be overdone.
Your life depends upon the fullness of your heart. Open your heart wide, and happiness will well up. Happiness is yours to enjoy. The mind is not the whole story. Living stirs in the heart. The mind is in thinking. The mind is an add-on. You want to be the straight goods. Your heart is first and foremost.
At a baby’s first smile, the baby isn’t thinking ahead of time: “I will smile.” The baby takes pure joy as it comes. The baby does not necessarily receive a directive to smile. The baby discovers the happiness a smile brings. Happiness isn’t an afterthought. Living life precedes thought. Thinking may tend to be preoccupied with gain. Happiness comes on its own.
Happiness isn’t profit-minded. Happiness is happiness, or it is not. Happiness isn’t studied. Happiness is a natural event. It can only occur. Money doesn’t bring happiness as everyone has heard. Happiness comes on its own.