WHAT A QUESTION.
Yet most of us ask it.
The other day at Google library, I was reading a preview of a book called
The Untethered Soul By Michael A. Singer,
Here is a excerpt.
"To attain true inner freedom, you must be able to objectively watch your problems, instead of being lost in them.
No solution can exist ,while you are lost in the energy of a problem.
There is a part of your being that can let go of your melodrama.
You start by taking a seat and watch what is going on in your head.
You could say you have a room mate.
Quiet your mind.
Just sit there and listen to the chatter.
Why am I doing this . There is no one here but me.
See there is your room mate.
Basically your not alone in there, There are 2 distinct aspects of your inner being. The first is you. the awareness , the witness, the center of your willful intentions, and the other is that which never shuts up. if you could get rid of that part, even for a moment. the peace and serenity would be the nicest vacation you have ever had. "
Your room mate can ruin any thing at a drop of a hat. I don't want to be here. I don't want to do this. blah blah blah. My words lol"
Your inner room mate finds something wrong with every thing.
Once you decide this inner voice is ruining your life. You are ready for transformation.
This voice is like sitting on top of a volcano ready to erupt.My life is a mess just because this thing that lives in here with me has to make a melodrama out of every thing.
Once you have seen this, and learn to no longer identify with your roommate your ready to free yourself."After reading this paragraph I was hooked. It was like a light bulb went on in my head. I knew it was time to put duct tape on the mouth of this voice, I named the master.
But I think it has helpers too. The risk taker, the fool. party hearty Marty, some have the old goat, who is so stubborn they fights with there self.
I also am looking at life differently now.
In chapter 2 , He asked the question who are you?
Mom, wife grandma, friend. This is just a list of names people can call me.
It is not me.
School, Job, organizations. Are thing I did, they are not me.
What I conclude is I am a soul occupying a body.
I believe I am here to learn and teach.
As a kid I was unaware of my learning ability.
I went though life as it presented it's self.
I was not taught to make choices.
But some how I learned things the hard way.
My choices were not always right.
I allowed problems to consume my life.
When in reality, they came and went. And there is always a new one.
So now I have learned to not take them personally.
I deal with them and let them go as quick as possible.
I chose to no longer let them control me.
I have thought of writing a book.
It would have instructions on choosing a happy life.
As kids we are not taught to be happy.
We either are or are not.
We are told to pursue it. But happiness is not a person place or thing. It is an emotion, we already possess it. All we have to do is choose to use it. Laugh, smile. Love, enjoy.
We have no clue, that at any time we could choose to.
No matter where we are.
Every thing is a matter of choice.
Choose happy, fun, responsible, let go of things, or keep them as part of our life.
So let go of things you do not like, and embrace what you love.
Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.