“Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you’ve accumulated.”
Darkness comes in many forms.
In the form of grief, depression, loss, regret…
but we forget about the other kind.
The kind of darkness that squats in our soul because our fear, insecurity, doubt and ego has invited it in.
So if happiness is that Sheriff that serves the eviction notice to darkness, it is our awareness of this happiness, that sees it out the door.
The issue so many face though, is recognizing the joy and love that “knocks” daily on the “doors” of these unnecessary guests that have over-stayed their welcome.
Listen in that morning kiss from your lover.
Listen in the patter of dog paws on the hardwood floor.
Listen in the exchanged smiles with a stranger.
Listen in that sip of wine and bite of chocolate cake.
And in listening….bid farewell to the darkness within.