The result of inner ‘cooking’

January 12th 2016
Most humans are accustomed to taking life as it comes, never suspecting that events are a substance you need to prepare, just as you prepare food by cooking it and adding certain ingredients – oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and so on. We do not eat fish that has just been caught, or vegetables that have just been dug up, do we? So cooking is the art of making all kinds of produce edible, delicious even, which would otherwise be indigestible or bland if you did not take care to clean them, cook them and season them. And it is the same with happiness. Happiness is the result of a whole process of inner cooking. Life’s good moments do not present themselves spontaneously, and you do not pick them the way you pick a ripe fruit from a tree as you pass by. You must learn to work on each situation, particularly on the difficult, painful ones, adding elements from your spirit and your soul – elements of divine wisdom and love.