“Consumed with anger, the world is an ugly place. Bathed in happiness, the world is a wonderful place. But, aha… it’s the same world.” Taitetsu Unno
Long ago a great sage taught that the world is as you see it. He thoroughly delineated the truthful principle that we are the creators of our experience… and that we alone are responsible for our creation. We are always at choice in this regard.
For example… if you choose anger and fill yourself with it… it is the experience that you have… and it makes the world an ugly place. Anger arises from the illusion of separation and always produces conflict and suffering.
Likewise… if you choose happiness and fill yourself with it… it is the experience you have… and it makes the world a wonderful place. Happiness is the nature of consciousness and is unveiled in truthful holistic experience.
This week… let us endeavor to be more wakeful of our choices in the creation of our experience… moment by moment by moment. Always remember that the world is as it is… but we flavor our experience of it through the choices we make. And the choice is always ours. So wake up and be happy.