Spirit tells me that happiness is not
different things to different people,
as some might believe it to be.
Happiness is a feeling of contentment
that harmonizes both intellect and
Can it last?
But, is it a thing?
What else could it be?
A state of mind.
States and minds are things.
But, people seek happiness.
Wherever and however they seem to think
it might be found.
It can never be found.
Then, is it possible to become happy
Develop a satisfied mind.
Live by rules of your own choosing.
How to know if I am choosing
the rules I live by?
Who else could choose them?
Most social rules were created before
I was born.
I didn’t choose them.
Do you live by them?
Some of them.
Why only some?
Some are required.
They are designed to create order where
there might otherwise be chaos.
What does that mean?
Traffic laws are a form of general rules
designed to benefit all members of specific
What rules would benefit individuals?
Whatever would benefit a group can only be
effective if it is followed by individuals
within the group.
So, the personal and the general are as one?
Yes and no.
Group rules apply to everyone to whom
And personal rules?
Personally chosen rules are selected from
Worlds within worlds of rules?
Yes. Our personal rules should be chosen
above and beyond those we accept.