Actually, if you look back at your life, you’re not doing anything very greatly different from what the other animals are doing.
They are born, you are born. You grow up, they grow up. They reproduce, you reproduce. They die, you die. Nothing very different, but these same simple things we can conduct them consciously.
That is the significant thing about being human. For example, let’s say you conduct your hand consciously, now your hand will do what you want, isn’t it? You won’t simply sit and do random things, the hand will do what you want it to do.
Suppose you conduct your thought consciously, now your thought will do what you like. If your thought and emotion was taking instructions from you, you’ll be in the highest level of pleasantness.
Your entire life process will come to ease, total ease. When you say you’re in pursuit of happiness, you would like all of them to function the way you like. Then you will be happy.
Once we say, if this happens, I will be able to be happy, if that happens, I will be able to be happy, what it means is, the universe should function, the universe should respond your way. Right now, this is because you have, you’re a crouching tiger. You have to go get something always.
There is nothing to get if you sit here, your life is complete. When it’s in this kind of ease, it will become perceptive. This is how you take charge of your life. Now you wish for something, it happened.
I want you reading this to know, for most people, at least 50% of what they wish, happens. It is just that they’re focusing on a few things that did not happen. If you want to be fair, in a reasonably well-settled society, 90% of what they wish happens.
It is the 10% they’re complaining about. You tell me, is it easier to take charge of yourself or is it easier to take charge of a lot of people? Yourself. You must first do that, no? What is basically simple and easy.
If you take charge of yourself, let us see how much we can get cooperation from the people. Situations are happening around us. Not all situations will ever happen the way we like it to be because the situation is not just me.
The situation is so many people involved, so many forces involved. All of them need not happen my way. But in the end, if I’m happening my way, I’m blissful. Now you are not in pursuit of your happiness, you’re not tense about anything, there’s no sword hanging on your head, you’ll do everything to the fullest, to the hilt, because you don’t care what happens.
If what you want did not happen, can you still here blissfully? That’s a question. Therefore, worry less, live more.