The results of right causes will be right, but the satisfaction is not in that which is experienced by reason of the results of right cause. The satisfaction is in the right cause itself. But human beings have become so deeply embedded in the conviction that it is the things round about—what may be gotten, or what may be done, in an external sense—that bring satisfaction, that it seems difficult to allow the truth to be recognized, acknowledged and accepted, the truth that fulfilment and satisfaction comes from within. And if it is not coming from within, in the flow of life, fulfilment and satisfaction are impossible, no matter what the individual does in the external sense.~ Martin Cecil
Happiness, fulfilment, comes because life is allowed to flow.
Do you remember building things as a child and then knocking them down when they were all done? Knocking down the blocks or taking apart the legos?
I laugh when I reflect on my life so far and see how necessary a results orientation seems to be as an adult. My family and friends have relied on me, and I have significant things to accomplish in the world.
Today it’s good to remember that I am still the little kid who knocked down the blocks. Who knew that there would be more little houses to build and that the joy was in the building.
Here’s what I think. A results orientation is fine up to the point that it takes a person out of attunement with their creative joy; up to the point that happiness and fulfillment are postponed.
So if you are a person like me who takes their purpose and mission in life seriously, this is mission-critical. Attune to the source of your joy now. Then infuse all your creative efforts with that energy. Embrace happiness now!
That could be a way to live a life.
Attunement is a consciousness practice and an energy medicine practice that leads to personal spiritual regeneration.