So many of us are looking for happiness and fulfillment in the wrong places – and we don’t even know it. Sure, going on a shopping spree or buying a new car are examples of things that would bring some level of joy. But eventually, the shoes wear out, and the car loses its shine.
When we constantly look outwards in an attempt to feel happy, it’s almost like trying to pump a tire with a hole in it: at first, it works, but the air escaping through the hole quickly leaves the tire flat again. Similarly, the sense of fulfillment that accompanies a new purchase is fleeting: it simply won’t last. Of course, to rectify this, you could keep buying cars and shoes – or try to pump more air into the tire than what is escaping through the hole – but is that really a sustainable way to live?
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
There’s More to Life
The fact that you’ve found my website tells me that you know, deep down, there’s more to life than the material items that meet the eye.
Maybe you’ve made your riches and realized you’re no happier now than when you were poor. Maybe you’ve been through a painful break-up and realized that you placed too much pressure on your ex to make you happy. Or maybe you’re in the constant grind of nine-to-five working life, and you just need something else because what you have right now is not bringing you the fulfillment you desire.