Happy Monday my friends,
We often want things that may be out of our reach. And maybe even feel sad or down because we can’t have them. But if you would turn that negativity into one of positivity you may realize it’s not about what you have materialistically , it’s what you possess inside you that really matters after all.
“If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that the did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.” (Andre Maurois)
We desire things we think will make us happy. Maybe it’s something we want to own-a larger house, for example. Or maybe it’s something we want to do-swim the English Channel. But often, fulfilling our desires is less satisfying then we’d imagined. Why is this so? Some of the things we think we want exist largely in our imagination. No reality could ever compete with the fantasy we’ve created about the objects of our desire.
NOTE TO SELF
I will not let my desire for things I don’t have keep me from appreciating those I do. There’s a good chance I don’t really want some things as much as I think I do.(Linda Picone)
The reality of the building does not consist of the roof and walls but the space within to be lived. (Lao Tzu)
The root of suffering is attachment. (Buddha)
Change your thoughts and you change your world.(Norman Vincent Peale)
The purpose of our lives is to be happy. (Dalai Lama)
Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off