The Only Condition For Happiness

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom
is the only condition for happiness.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh  

How is this letting go to be done? There is no knot to untie except on the level of thought. So when the mind begins to yammer, grab the hammer. I apologize for that; it isn’t that easy and satisfying.

We are born attached to something called a “mother.” The father is a bit freer in that respect. Once that cord is cut, the mind begins a plan to attach itself to us like Superglue. Now we have, as Vernon Howard called it, “the glue view.” We are stuck on ourselves and must now be ripped away.

My friend Peter realized that only he had the answer. He shared it freely because his mind gave up when the pain got too bad. Perhaps it simply couldn’t handle it any longer. Who knows.

I met Peter online after the illusion had been lifted. I was able to peep through the gate of my mind into the open expanse that had become his. Ah, it was grand.

Vicki Woodyard

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