Happiness is living in the moment. I know happiness is within. I know I have the choice to choose how I feel at any given moment. But for some reason I cannot sustain that. I don’t have any real problems, just an inability to attract a sustained loving relationship. How do I attain happiness if at this moment I am unfulfilled? How does one focus and meditate on hopes and desires and let go of incessant thoughts about all the things that are absent and unfulfilled. You speak a lot about detaching from the outcomes of your desires . . . but how does one really let go?
First I’ll begin with the question of “How do I attain happiness if at this moment I am unfulfilled?” You need to recognize the false premise your unfulfillment is based on. You are assuming that you can’t be happy or fulfilled unless certain external conditions are met, such as a loving relationship. Yet above you said you understood that happiness is within and living in the moment. If you are simply in the moment, then you aren’t placing any demands on how things have to be – you are simply being there with it.
When you say you can’t be happy because you don’t have a partner, you are making your internal state conditional upon external circumstances. That isn’t living in the present. By orienting your perspective and sense of wellbeing to operate from the inside-out, instead of the reverse, you find perfection and fulfillment in the ever-changing moment. In this way your silent witness is not only detached, but at the same time your sense of purpose is also fully engaged in creating the life you want according to your life purpose.
Join Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center as we travel to Chicago on the pathway to happiness.
Seduction of Spirit: Pathway to Happiness
July 9–15, 2012
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago, Illinois
Are you seeking more joy and fulfillment in your life?
This July at Seduction of Spirit, the Chopra Center’s signature meditation and yoga retreat, Deepak Chopra, the Chopra Center’s master certified instructors, and special guest Mike Dooley will guide you in a week of timeless practices and wisdom for awakening to the happiness that lies
Seduction of Spirit: Pathway to Happiness features:
- –Instruction by Deepak Chopra in an advanced meditation sutra practice taught nowhere else
- –Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes led by Chopra Yoga Director Danielle Mika Nagel
- –Instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation and your personal mantra
- –Interactive sessions with Mike Dooley, a renowned spiritual teacher and author of Notes from the Universe
- –Time for silent reflection and rejuvenation
- –A warm community of like-minded people
Join us for a life-changing journey to the heart of happiness! Call 888.736.6895 or click here to learn more.