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Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Whatever you decide

If you allow others to define happiness for you, then you’re not going to truly experience it. If you allow others to dictate what your dreams should be, you will never reach them.

The way to surely and reliably realize your dreams is to choose the ones that have real meaning for you. The way to know happiness is by allowing it to be what you want it to be.

Happiness is whatever you decide it is. And as such, it is always well within your reach.

In any circumstance, happiness is yours to define and to know. No outside factor, no other person, no twist of fate can keep happiness away from you when you allow it to flow out from you.

Putting conditions and restrictions on happiness keeps it at a distance away from you. Let go of the restrictions, and happiness is free to fill your awareness.

The smallest, plainest, simplest moment can be fertile ground for the most extraordinary happiness. Let happiness be from you, and it will absolutely be with you.

— Ralph Marston

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