Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It's Hard to Be Happy



“Everyone wants the easy fix. They’re bewitched by the idea that there is an easy road to harmony and happiness. But the truth is, it’s hard to be happy! People are complicated, and things go wrong. We have physical frailties, restless spirits, souls to fill. We’re constantly facing physical and emotional challenges. But these challenges are karmic gifts. They give us the opportunity to master our thoughts, to understand ourselves better. Suppressing emotion is the antithesis of advancement,” she continued. “You become a prisoner of your own emotions. You won’t progress on your journey.”
—Mary T. Browne, quoted in Valerie Frankel’s It’s Hard Not to Hate You

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4 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

She's right. It's damn hard to be happy sometimes.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I know, and it's our mistake to believe that we "should" feel "happy" all the time.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

All so true!

Thanks, Kathy.

Kathy M.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

You're welcome, Kathy! Thanks for stopping by.