How Do We Know We Are Evolving?
We are happier.
We are happy for no reason.
Why is that?
Pure consciousness does nothing, as it is purely aware. Just sit and see. Physically and mentally, we have to work but, becoming too attached, we get stressed. It’s a relief when we just stop and just be. Just sit and just see.
When we look back on our life, we realise how complicated we made it. Why did we do that? It was because everyone expected us to do the same as everyone else. This isn’t only sad, it’s madness.
This is from Bronnie Ware’s writing: she was a palliative care nurse who recorded her patients’ reflections on life in their final weeks in The Five Regrets of the Dying:
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This isn’t only sad, it’s madness. How did we get into this state? We ignored our natural state of happiness and devolved into unhappiness. If we do not sit and see – that is to say, meditate – we will never ever find true happiness. The clarity of meditation helps us see what is truly of value in life, and that is undisturbable happiness, which is the precursor to being able to love.