The Propaganda of Without, The Truth of Within

We believe the more money we have the happier we’ll be; we believe that the right person will complete us, will cure the emptiness inside, will make life worth living; that the right set of beliefs, the right home, the right community, the right children, the right family, will make us happy and fulfilled. This is the propaganda of the ignorant, the belief of the confused. Nothing outside ourselves will ever make us feel truly fulfilled, truly happy. True happiness can only come from the self, from an inner self-fulfillment.

It is not the man or woman who possesses all the flowers in the world who is happy, it is the man or woman who feels a connection to all the world’s flowers, who sees possession as a barrier and knowledge as a hindrance. Money can make living easier, but it cannot make one live. A partner can make us feel less lonely, but they cannot make us less alone.

We search the whole world for our happiness, we climb the highest mountains, cross the largest oceans, all the while happiness rests within us, waiting for us to climb the mountain of our mind, to cross the ocean of our heart.