Finding happiness, of course, means less unhappiness. Finding new happiness may indeed preclude the old milestones of where you are in your life. New boundaries of an expanded nature may be easily set by you in your found and retained happiness.
Unhappiness is an alienating limitation. It is a limitation that cuts you off from yourself, from others, from the Divine, from happiness. You want to be truly free from unhappiness. You wish to be happy all the time, no matter what is happening in the world outside of yourself.
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There is a way to help yourself do that on a continuing basis. That way is audacious altruism. Give of yourself. Whether the gesture of the giving of yourself is grand or of a lower intensity does not matter. What matters is that you are getting out of the “me first” attitude.
Here I have a quandary. First I was taught that I must never be selfish. That I was always to put other people first. Think of others before I thought of myself. Of course, this as a steady diet ruins one’s life. You become exhausted by always preferring the other to oneself. You use up your own energy trying to please and do for others until there is nothing left of you but a hollow shell.
Then I was taught that I must actually put myself first so that I would have the energy and wherewithal to do for others. It was confusing at first, to be sure. I had had a lifetime of putting others first then suddenly realized that was a way to the destruction of myself. If there was none of me to be had, how could I possible help or do for another?
Which way was it to be? Out for myself or give everything away to others? This all led me, by a circuitous route, to the idea of having happiness as an interior quality. Such a way of life led to a new sense of self and a way to be for others as well.
When you are happy by having found unconditional acceptance from The All There Is, or Tathis for short, “me first” is no longer a problem or a quandary. You have filled yourself with so much happiness that it overflows into your world and you just feel like you want to help.
You feel like you ought to help others because there is more happiness inside you than you can retain there. You feel as if you have to let it out because it is overflowing on its own. Indeed, you are so filled that you come upon the feeling of audacity in your altruism.
What do I mean? I mean that I take the chance of helping others. Formerly I was afraid that if I gave away much of myself, there would come a point where I had none left for myself. I would empty myself, become that empty shell spoken about earlier. Now, I know that is not true. When I give in the ways I can now, I find that I have more and more to give not less and less. The old limits and boundaries vanished.
Dare I say, I am bigger than I was before I found happiness. This bigger self is even more giving than my former self. So I am freer than I have ever been. I am less devoted to my self because I know there is much, much more happiness than I can ever “use.”
Why not try this for yourself? If you are feeling limited, or bound by the same old limitations, why not break out and discover for yourself what it means to be audaciously altruistic?
How? Find happiness within yourself by being in a spiritual relationship with Tathis. Find that all-accepting, unconditional love that is Tathis. When you find that way of being, you will find happiness just flowing through you – to you and thence to others when it overflows you.
Then you may want to dare to give out of yourself, to be audaciously altruistic. You will become a spiritual boundary breaker of the first magnitude. Get to it.
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