No matter what life deals you, there is always going to be a little “hole” if you don’t include spirituality. We need connections– with people, animals, nature and life.
Research shows that the happiest people are the ones who are doing something to make the world a better place. It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a big something or a small something as long as we are doing something that makes us feel good.
When we do nothing we feel like victims of outside forces but when we do something we are taking control of our lives.
Suffering and joy are connected and though we will inevitably experience both I believe our true destination is the right to be happy. We owe the world to be healthy and happy so that we can give back to others.
You don’t know if you’ll like something until you try it, so don’t quit before you start because of fear of the unknown. This isn’t about what anyone else thinks you “should” be. It’s about you finding out who you are.
Whether you’re are a believer or not, there is no denying the power of our minds, the power of prayer and the power that comes from connecting with others.
I’m not asking you to abandon your beliefs, but you need to be able to question them and open yourself to prayer, faith and connecting to what goes on in the world around us.
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
Albert Schweizer (1875-1965), German-French Missionary Surgeon