A state nothing can disturb
May 29th 2018
True happiness is characterized by stability. You may say that life is but a succession of changes – from successes to failures, from plenty to poverty, peace to war, health to sickness, and so on. And we have no choice but to submit to these changes. Externally, yes, it is inevitable, but within, no. War may break out, you may fall sick, you may suddenly lose everything that you have, or be abandoned by your spouse, your children, your friends, without ever wavering. Why? Because your consciousness does not stagnate at the level of the events: for every problem and hardship, you find an explanation, a truth that appeases and consoles you. A person who is accustomed to rising very high up via thought sees things in a different light. They can be stripped of all their possessions and persecuted but they know that all this is transient, that they are immortal, and that nothing can really touch them. Whilst everyone else collapses, they still find happiness.