TDL130 The Illusion Of Happiness
On today’s episode of The Daily Larb Podcast I’m sharing my thoughts on the nature of happiness and why perhaps, it is illusory and may…
On today’s episode of The Daily Larb Podcast I’m sharing my thoughts on the nature of happiness and why perhaps, it is illusory and may never be achieved.
Happiness is an illusion of the mind and comes about by virtue of the idea that linear time exists. There is no future, tomorrow never comes, therefore there is no better you. This is what I’ve come to know. We are the eye of the storm and to believe there is happiness or unhappiness is to become caught up in the storm. It is the misplacing of our psychological self, which is, in fact, the real self, in the craziness of the world.
To believe you are happy or unhappy, rich or poor, weak or strong is to place yourself outside what you really are. It’s all merely an illusion, a game. Now the game can be fun, but when we start to believe in the game we get lost. Articles, books, courses etc. that promise us a better life, a better version of ourselves begin to become attractive. Deeper we go into the mix and greater we feel the swing of the emotional pendulum. It’s all bullshit. Get quiet. See what I mean.
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I’m Larry G. Maguire, writer and artist from Dublin, Ireland. I record The Daily Larb Podcast almost daily and I’d love your company. Subscribe to the show on iTunes