Duct Tape for the Soul for June 20, 2014

Must You Lie To Say You’re Happy?

How many of you are happy? How many just lied, and said you are, when you honestly know you aren’t? It’s easier to lie than admit the truth, isn’t it? Deep down, you know the truth, but that’s a nasty thing to swallow, isn’t it? So you pretend.

Are you afraid to be honest, because you’re afraid even more people will avoid you? Who wants to hang out with a pathetic, unhappy person, right? That is just a drag! Do you avoid people who are unhappy too? Hard to look in the mirror if that’s true, isn’t it?

I’m not suggesting you abuse yourself for being foolish, even if you really are. I’m suggesting you fix the real problem! Has it ever occurred to you that other people are unhappy too, lonely and miserable? Ever think that maybe trying to befriend or help others would be good? It might be even more amazingly useful!

The surest path to being less alone, less unloved, is to give of yourself to others, who have the same needs! People that are insanely happy probably don’t need more friends or any help from you! But your fellow ones, the others who are suffering alone, miserable and unhappy, they need what you have to give. As you sow, so shall you reap. Remember that? It’s not about planting wheat or beans, but about planting love and care! The more you give, the more you’ll receive.

I don’t make the rules for God’s universe, I just try to apply them. Don’t tell me I’m stupid without trying what I’m telling you! You want to be loved, get off your butt and make an effort to love someone. Keep doing that, until you stumble onto someone who will respond by giving you something in return. Just don’t quit then, keep going. You’ll find that this is the path to real wisdom and enlightenment. And more love than you can imagine.

Jack

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