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The seeds of happiness

In these extracts from ‘The seeds of happiness’ the master talks about how true and lasting happiness depends on a particular type of inner work where the powers of thought, imagination and will power are put to use. ‘You want to be happy? True happiness lies in activity, but in activity of a higher order than that which allows people to earn a living to support themselves or their family. Such work is obviously necessary, but it is not enough. To be happy,  learn to work with thought, feeling, imagination and willpower, in order to prepare in the invisible the coming of a world of peace, harmony and light. It is in this work that you will find true happiness, and whatever the circumstances, nothing will prevent you from carrying it out. Upheavals in society can put a halt to your usual activities, but you can continue your inner work everywhere, even in the most difficult conditions –even in the other world. Because no one has the power to take your intelligence, your heart, or …

Happiness … fulfilling the needs of the soul

To be happy, it is not enough to have a family, friends, a job and leisure. The proof is the number of people there are you might consider privileged but who are not happy! Why? Because they do not know how to respond to their soul’s needs. The soul needs to live in immense, infinite, limitless space. And yet, humans continually constrict their soul, fetter it and stifle it; they want it to make do with trifles – a little material success, a little pleasure, a little gossip… Then, the soul suffers and complains to them: ‘I want to be free, and you, with your ordinary, petty occupations and worries, keep me in fetters. I am a daughter of God, space is my element, I need to expand into the vastness of heaven.’ So, for at least a few minutes, experience allowing your soul to soar up and expand in space. Allow it to escape, to the point where it merges with the whole universe. And then you will know the meaning of happiness. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov    The Seeds of Happiness