We often think that we’ll be happy later, when we reach a certain point in our ambition or achieve certain goals.
But actually, we can only be happy Now.
In other words, the future is enchanting to think about, but it’s really a mirage.
And yes, we can head toward it holding it in our vision, thinking that once we get to that oasis, all will be well, we can rest the camel and have some water and go for a meal at the inn.
But in reality, the mirage isn't our life.
Life is where we are Now.
Thus, we don’t have to slog toward the mirage, pretending everything around us is just dry desert. We can let go of the mirage, and look around us in astonishment, to find that we’re not in a dry desert at all!
We're in rich lives, with bodies and imaginations and many, many ways to connect with each other and with our world.
Mirage means illusion. To let go of all illusions and just be where we are, is a courageous act.
And it's the only way to get happiness; to stop seeking it, and see it’s already here.
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