The world globe doesn’t stop spinning today because our global happiness secret is something practised around the world, any time, any place.
SECRET TO HAPPINESS: Reign in the need to control everything and have faith
TRADITION: Prayer / mantras/ meditation
CELEBRATED :Around the world.
I don’t know about you but I have always had control issues- my weight being a huge bugbear. I even want control over things like knowing what my Birthday presents are. I mean I used to hate surprises. I think it has something to do with knowing how to react. I don’t want to get into loads of pyscho babble. Surprisingly 😉 (wink wink nudge nudge) I do like surprises more than I used to. Lots of therapy did the trick 😀
The truth is;
Can we control the weather?
Well, if we actually did something to help our environment maybe we can to some degree save it, but we can’t control if it is going to snow, rain, etc..
Can we control the economy?
No, because we already have a bunch of corrupt bastards who have a better hand in ‘controlling’ it – to be fair no one can control it but they can influence it.
Can we control Death? No.
George Michael hit it on the nail when he sang
‘you gotta have a little faith a faith a faith aaah.’- that is how it goes in my head anyhow.
Faith hooks an index finger under our chin and turns our face to it and says;
“It is what it is”
Faith is always linked with Religion. Whatever religion you can think of there is always some ritual of offerings, prayers, sacrifices and putting our trust in an unseen entity ,that we believe has the power ,that we perceive we lack to change things. I have a saying about this – you may not like it but when has that stopped me from being blunt before?
By all means practice your faith and let me practice mine or lack of it. I always get peoples backs up when I say,
” Why give some invincible God all the credit for my own hard work? Credit where it is due. “
I’m kind of kidding. We all need to place our faith in something when there is the possibility of losing all hope. The same goes for what we can and can’t control.
My family have this in-house joke that my Grandad is up in heaven or wherever and ‘making bets and business deals with God’ .
That’s why we surrender. There is no address we can Google, no appointment we can make to visit our God of choice and talk business. We don’t know if our ‘prayers’ will be answered -so we have to take comfort in hoping that our Gods are merciful. There is always the middle man – priest, witch doctor etc..
Personally, I prefer to go to the direct source.
This is where faith can ‘move mountains’ – as the saying goes. The direct source of faith is inside us all, no matter what religion we identify with. When you get on the plane for your vacation – you place your faith in the pilot to get you to xyz destination. You don’t ask him which God he answers to. If we need surgery we place our trust in doctors of all faiths because in my opinion all those faiths lead to one source.