Wednesday, January 23, 2008

happy?

Well hello all!
I want to share that i am being mocked constantly because of this blog!
I love being mocked... means people care... its their way of saying "hey, you know.. i love you".

Or at least thats why i mock people, cause i love them. I know maybe its not the right thing to do, but anyhow.... if i ever did make fun of you its cause i love you. And to all those who mock and will tell me its not for love, just know that i wont believe you! HAHA!

Today i'll throw in another idea, which again the Baha'i Faith taught me.
The concept of how happiness is a state of being, rather than a feeling we have when associated with nice/funny things, events or people.
Its something internal to us, not a button that is pushed by external agents.
I thought of this when reading a Baha'i prayer, which says

"O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being"

Well now. Isn't that interesting? I mean i used to associate happiness with being somewhere, or with someone, or doing something. I never had seen it as something i had to work on. In fact it says that we need to work not be sorrowful, but rather to be happy! So now when i feel sad or upset, i know that i can't rely on anything, or anyone, but myself and God to be happy!

This is such a relief for my wallet.

End of sixth post.

ShidON


3 comments:

amy said...

shido! I love your blog, and i will kick the one who mocks you in the shins. He happens to live with me.
Thank you for inspiring us with your thoughts on happiness. My waller is also taking a sigh of relief.

Anonymous said...

yeah i will kick anyone who mocks this. i love you!!!

Anonymous said...

gosh darn it...i mock you so much! jaja