Posted by Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I thought this quote was quite timely with Christmas coming up. I too get caught up in the excitement of the lighted tree, city lights and decorations, all the Christmas music playing and wrapping lots of gifts for my family and others and putting them under the beautiful tree. Yes, I’m guilty of going overboard each year and in the moment it makes me happy. I love giving in this way. But, I also love meditating, doing Reiki and giving hugs equally as much all year round and when I’m doing so, I’m very happy. So, anyway, this is a nice reminder that happiness doesn’t come from things, it comes from inside of us. Here is a lovely quote from “Reiki Fire” by Frank Arjava Petter, available for loan in the lending library here at Rain Shadow Reiki.
Love and Blessings to you all at this festive time of year. Joss
Quote from Reiki Fire
“It is my understanding that all desires, spiritual or material, are rooted in the longing to be happy. We wish to buy this car and that house for one reason alone, namely the pursuit of happiness. However, happiness is a very elusive guest, like a shadow. The moment we think it is in our grasp, it takes its leave.
When a desire is fulfilled, another desire fills its place almost immediately. the carrot forever dangles in front of our face… We even use our desires to postpone happiness, saying ‘when I have fulfilled this or that desire I will be happy.’ The bad news is that happiness can never be found in the future. the good news: It is right here with us now at all times. Simply tap into the ocean of happiness by closing your eyes and looking within. At that very moment, everything is perfect, everyone is happy.
When asked by a disciple ‘What is abundance?’ I heard my master Osho reply: ‘Abundance is when everything is perfect as it is.’ I think the state of happiness can be defined the same way.”
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2 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes – ‘Happiness’ by Frank Arjava Petter”
I like this quote. There is always more to be had but there is also a lot that could be lost. Be content and make the most!
Thanks for reading Robert. I really appreciate it.