I figured I’d share a bit of wisdom with you all. Not that I’m some sort of guru now, but it helps to spread what you learn to help others.
So my meditation trainer’s topic of reflection was “happiness never decreases by being shared”. I think it’s one of the few things that doesn’t get smaller when divided. Maybe there might be something else, but I can’t think of anything right now lol. But think about it. You are happy. You make others happy, it grows just by distribution. Now did it make you less happy from spreading it to others? Nope. It rejuvenates its volume inside you. So no loss on your part, if you’re a normal human being and you like to see other people happy.
If you don’t, then this lesson doesn’t apply to you.
…..not one bit so stop reading now lol.
On the otherside. There is a way to facilitate its depletion..if you hold it inside you. The very opposite of sharing you selfish bastard. Firstly, there is no growth from sharing because it doesn’t get transferred from you to others. Secondly, keeping yourself happy involves a lot of ever-changing energies. What do I mean by that? Like how greed is the cause of suffering?..lol. Food makes you happy, until you become unhealthy and sick then you suffer..decreasing happiness. Money makes you happy, until you have so much you worry about losing it or you destroy yourself to acquire it all..decreasing happiness. Sex makes you happy, until you can no longer do the action..decreasing happiness. Seeing others fail makes you happy, until you fail yourself..decreasing happiness again.
Need I continue?
One of the things I love about Buddhism is the promotion of giving unto others. Spread good energy throughout to help others along in the world. Happiness is one of those things to give that takes very little effort. But why then do so many not practice this concept? Maybe because they are too wrapped up spending energy to keep themselves happy. I hope they see the endless cycle they’ve been coerced into following by general masses before them.
Give to receive. Share to grow. Love and be loved.
Til next time. Stay frosty.