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Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: I recognize what I am really searching for.
We all want to lead happy, fulfilled, and meaningful lives. These goals are universal, even though very different things bring different people happiness. For some, fulfillment is attained through raising a family, earning money, or playing sports; for others, it may appear in writing, cooking, or artistic expression. And we all want to be loved.
Eastern wisdom traditions teach that because our thoughts, feelings, and desires are constantly changing, we will never achieve enduring happiness or peace of mind through objects, relationships, or anything outside ourselves.
Our minds are always wandering, reacting to other people's behaviors and words, and taken over by the thoughts and memories streaming through our awareness. So it is also fruitless to seek lasting happiness through thought, or even through sensual pleasures. What attracts us today fails to satisfy tomorrow. Yet we continue to think that serenity comes from something we do or have, rather than the way we are.
Today's Focus was excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
Are You Looking for Bliss In All the Wrong Places?
Written by Jane Katra, Ph.D. & Russell Targ
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of knowing what you're searching for (today and every day)
Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.
Today, we recognize what we are really searching for.
About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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