“Inquiring deeply into
The source of unhappiness,
One becomes clear about unhappiness.
When one is clear about unhappiness,
One becomes clear of unhappiness.”
~ Wu Hsin
In yoga philosophy, unhappiness is rooted in attachment to pleasure and wanting things to be a certain way … our way. It is also connected to aversion, when we dislike and avoid things that are not a certain way … our way.
It seems to fit with Wu Hsin’s words of wisdom, as well as the tenets of Buddhism.
In daily life we fall into the habit of being pulled between trying to get what we want and trying to avoid what we don’t want.
When we are caught up in attachment or aversion, it prevents us from seeing how things really are.
Clarity comes when we become aware that unhappiness comes when our mind resists what is, and wishes things were different. As we observe this more and more within ourselves, we come to realize that accepting how things are, and letting go of our stories is the key to being happy.
How does this resonate with you my friends?