To all seekers of wisdom, peace, and happiness:
I wish you well...
...but I fear you wish ill for yourself.
I tell you to question everything and to start with yourself: How long have you searched? And have you found what you are looking for?
I’ll wager you haven’t, or you wouldn’t be here.
Perhaps you believe you have gotten closer to your goals, and that’s well and good. But beware: the perception belies the truth. The mind knows not of the body nor the soul. In the body and soul we find our peace, happiness, and love, not in the mind.
I give you, your pursuit is wholly unconnected to your reality.
The mind merely tracks where you have been and are going, but never can see where you are. Happiness is felt, here and now, where the mind works not.
The path you pursue only distracts you from this -- that the goal of the pursuit is to step off the path.
More questions for you; you'd do well to learn to love them: Why ever did you assume that happiness and love could be pursued? Didn’t you remember those who have never pursued in their lives, who have never strived, never held projects of great ambit and size, yet were blissful and cheery as could be?
Pursuing is not being.
Happiness “is” it isn’t “had.”
If you think otherwise, your thoughts controls you. They say “do this,” or “search here.” And so you go on, just as you are told. Well now let me tell you: forget the mind and let it wander all its days. To wander does not mean it is lost, for even in wandering something can be found if it chooses that to wander is the destination.
Look at yourself. It is impossible for you to be lost. You “are.” This is the end.
I tell you not to give up your search, but to question whether it can bring you anything that you desire. The mind cannot fix the body or soul.
Do you truly want happiness?
It has been said that a man needs just three things to be happy in this life:
somebody to love,
something to do,
and something to hope for.
Do not complicate things. If you seek happiness, there it is. The body likes what the body likes.
As for the mind, it searches, but this is no solution for the soul.
Perhaps those words oversimplify. No matter, just use them as a start. You are not so different as to find your happiness in radically different places. Whatever they are, know what you need to be happy. You've had happiness before, it is not a leap to find the causes.
Then simply allow yourself to have it.
And if you find this suits not you, well… perhaps you are one who just loves the search itself.