Saturday, November 8, 2008

There is NO "Happiness," Only Peace

Your seeking "happiness" has no other purpose then to conceal Truth. Peace is all you require and it is what you seek to HAVE. Fortunately, it is available to the mind that no longer seeks happiness in a world where happiness cannot be found. Perfect Peace is your destination and it is also the way home.

M: So you’re actually saying that I should not trust in myself for anything?

J : Why would you?

M: I agree that I often do not know what is in my best interests. But, I do not have 24 hr access to this type of guidance you seem to ask that I rely on. I must rely on myself for some things.

J : This will only prolong your disappointment and delay learning Truth. In this way you can only HOPE to succeed in your endeavors, but you can never be CERTAIN of success. I offer certainty and my offer is NOT in anyway based on your belief in “time.” I do not follow your schedule, but ask that you follow mine, since I am not victim to your beliefs.

M: So you can inform me on the correct lottery number so that I can win the million dollar jackpot?

J : ALL of what you have determined as advancing your “happiness,” only succeeds in advancing your fear and subsequent discouragement. As I have stated previously, it is not "happiness" you seek, but Perfect Peace. What you now seek can only result in continued conflict, which, you will admit, is what you never seem to be permanently without. You may now wish to seek within because there is where permanent peace resides.

M: I should just stop trying to be happy?

J : The "self" you idolize would certainly NOT approve of an end to your search, since it is predicated on your seeking, but not finding. This is because the “self” is idolized purely for its ability to provide this abstract and obscure experience IN your future. It seems evident that this function has not served you effectively and a change in purpose would be beneficial. Seeking peace is that change in purpose and relies on fact, not fiction. This is because "happiness" is fictional and derives its allure from your belief in future nonsense.

If nothing is outside your mind, then your seeking happiness in an outside "world" is destined to fail because it is a fantasy within the context of a dream. There is nothing external to your mind that will bring you what you seek. Fortunately, when you end the search, peace will be the natural result, but it does require that you CHOOSE to end the search.

Contrary to “happiness,” peace need not be sought simply because it is not concealed from you, but is naturally revealed the moment you desire it. Are you NOT weary of seeking for what cannot be found? Do you not yet realize that what you continue to seek does not exist and never has?

Your world is a reflection of the conflicting purposes of your mind. Do not seek happiness through conflict any longer. Let peace overwhelm your sensation and fill your mind with the Truth of what you ARE. This is contrary to the “happiness” you demand to HAVE and, therefore, must always expect to experience, but never NOW.

Through peace, opposites do not conflict, but converge and trouble you NO longer. Allow a new purpose to your “seeking” in the confidence you will find it the very moment you choose it.

M: Then why I am not at peace all the time?

J : Simply because peace cannot be known by the mind which chooses to be preoccupied with “happiness” and therefore, you must choose differently. The longing for happiness has so occupied your thinking, that you fail to adequately define what it is and thus, you have no idea what you seek. Nevertheless, this minor detail does not impede your “pursuit of happiness.”

Make no mistake, the Truth does NOT require your experience of Truth for it to be True. It only requires experience to be True for YOU.

To SEEK happiness simply confirms that it IS absent, whereas HAVING peace is confirmed BY absence. In an absence of conflict with the world there is an absence of FEAR through which you can HAVE only peace. Happiness demands you seek that which you FEAR you may never find. Yet, once the seeking is over, peace easily and effortlessly returns to that which seeks for nothing, since peace was never lost nor need it be found. Peace is the freedom from ALL conflict that MUST result in profound joy.

M: Unfortunately, although much of this makes sense, it does not resonate with me as I believe it should. It still seems too obscure and distant to be experienced. Isn’t it true that for me to believe it as truth, I must experience it?

J : Why would you resist experiencing what makes sense?

M: Because it makes sense on a deeper level then sensory perception. However, it is sensory perception that continues to determine my choices.

J : Then you must ask why would sensory perception determine your choices if what makes sense is on a “deeper level”? If you resist what makes sense, you will determine your choices based on nonsense. This can only result in fear and conflict.

M: Many would say that what you teach is nonsense.

J: This would be true if there were “many.” It is not true, precisely because there is only ONE. An embodied 'self' must see the “many” in order to confirm it is only one of billions all seeking "happiness." This is your "crush of humanity" and it symbolizes a world obsessed with seeking for what cannot be found.

M: I don’t feel as though I am resisting and I want to learn what you teach, but I don't feel moved or profoundly shaken by these concepts.

J : Then clearly, you DO resist and so you should, only because you still require “time” through which to learn what I teach. Actually, although you wish to “awaken,” you deeply fear that what I teach might actually BE true and if what I teach IS true, then there is no “you” for which to be “moved or profoundly shaken.” Soon this idea will liberate you beyond anything you have ever experienced.

It is your desperation that obstructs learning, since you are very desperate to know the Truth, yet, you are just as desperate to avoid. Desperation will only confirm what is NOT true, only because desperation is a belief that allows only FEAR be true.

Do not learn from fear, but learn to see fear for what it is; nothing at all. As fear recedes Truth must be immediately available to your mind because your mind was made to hold ONLY Truth. Do not be afraid of what you really want since this will confuse you and keep from you that which is really yours and awaits acceptance from a liberated mind.

You could HAVE complete, permanent joy and peace in this very moment, but you do not want it for fear “you” would be harmed and make no mistake you do believe such profound joy would harm the mind that believes it MUST “suffer” and this is really the only definition of 'self.'

This is how YOU see it and therefore, this is why you resist. It is NOT my purpose to aid you in attaining what you believe would cause harm. It IS my purpose to aid you in learning that harm is impossible to anything Created from the Mind that knows NO fear, but is aware of permanent Peace. This is what you came from and this is what you are and this is what you seek. Let nothing come between that.

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