Category: Happiness

Freedom from Desire Brings Bliss

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin
Lester Levenson

Lester Levenson

“Way back in the beginning, it started with a thought of lack. Then there was a desire to fulfill the lack. The desire caused more thought. The thought caused action. Since the action does not fulfill the desire, we increase the desire and action, keeping it going until we are apathetically spinning in an endless cycle, with satisfaction impossible. All our present thinking is initiated by something from the past. Our total feelings now are all from the thoughts and actions of the past. So, all thinking is now motivated by something that has already happened. Action and reaction go on and on that way, and we are caught. It’s almost impossible to have an original thought anymore, every thought being based on past thoughts.”
Lester Levenson, Happiness Is Free and It’s Easier Than You Think: Book 4 of 5, Session 6

The way to break this cycle is to let go of desires instead of only spending your time fulfilling them. Ultimately, they are not your desires anyway. When we blindly try to fulfill our desires we are responding to what may have been appropriate in the past as opposed to what we truly need or want now. Plus, whatever happiness that appears to come from satisfying our desires is at best fleeting and more often is only the preamble to greater suffering and an increase in the feeling of lack.

Every time we let go of wanting we quiet the mind and lesson our overall feeling of desiring. The less we desire the more we feel like we have and the more we are happy, content and at peace with whatever we have or do not have in this moment.

Does this mean that you should not fulfill your desires? Of course not, it simply means that you can discover by letting go that whatever you are looking for in fulfilling your desires is who or what you are already. You are already the happiness that you are seeking in every desire.

From time to time when you are wanting something that you appear to not have in this moment ask yourself:

  1. What is it I am actually wanting right now?
  2. Could I welcome that desire?
  3. Could I let go of wanting it as best I can?
  4. Could I allow myself to simply have or be that which I am looking to get from fulfilling that desire?

Ponder Lester’s words and experiment with this perspective and watch your inner experience change for the better.

Enjoy!

Love,

Hale Dwoskin

The digital version of The Happiness Is Free – Keys to the Ultimate Freedom Series is now available on Kindle, Barns and Noble, iTunes, Kobo and on Sedona.com.

What is Behind the Mind

Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin

Lester Levenson“The thing that keeps us from recognizing and expressing our infinity is simply the mind, conscious and subconscious. If we are to express this infinite nature, we can do it only by getting behind this mind. When we reach the realm behind the mind, we operate without thoughts–intuitively–and are in harmony with the whole universe.”
Lester Levenson, Happiness Is Free and It’s Easier Than You Think: Book 2 of 5, Session 3

Most of the time we let the mind take the forefront of our consciousness and ignore that which we truly are. We live life as though are thoughts and feeling are real and are who we are.

Develop the habit of watching the movements of the thoughts and feelings – of the mind. When you are truly watching the mind you are watching it from the realm of Freedom. To know if you are truly watching the mind, notice if you are trying to direct the show of your thoughts and feelings. If you are trying to direct the show or reacting to your reactions then you are not watching. The mind is merely engaging with itself.

Releasing itself can be a form of trying to direct the show to varying degrees. The more you are attached to the outcome of the release the more it keeps you in the realm of the mind. However, every time you let go the mind recedes a little or a lot depending on the depth of the release. The deeper the release the more you feel and experience that which is always behind the mind. So both watching and releasing support you in discovering the beauty and harmony that is behind the illusion we call the world – the projection of the mind.

Experiment with this quote from Lester and these suggestions from me and let us know what you discover.

Enjoy!

Love,

Hale Dwoskin

The digital version of The Happiness Is Free – Keys to the Ultimate Freedom Series is now available on Kindle, Barns and Noble, iTunes, Kobo and on Sedona.com.

How Long Should Freedom Take?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin
Lester Levenson

Lester Levenson

“How long should it take Infinite Power, Infinite Knowledge, to know that It is infinite?”
– Lester Levenson, Happiness Is Free and It’s Easier Than You Think, Session 6

This question is both rhetorical and an invitation to dive deeply into the truth of that which you are already now. Lester used to use questions like this to insight us to stop postponing our Ultimate Freedom. Notice too, how Lester is not referring to you as a person but you as the Infinite Beingness. You can use this question to both spur yourself on and as a self-inquiry question to notice that beauty and richness that you are. Ponder this question and notice what it opens up within you. – Hale Dwoskin

The digital version of The Happiness Is Free – Keys to the Ultimate Freedom Series is now available on Kindle, Barns and Noble, iTunes, Kobo and on Sedona.com.

Life’s Not Fair: How to Deal With the Feeling That Life’s Not Fair

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin

Sometime between kindergarten and adulthood, we all learn the truth: Life’s not fair. This is as certain as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, yet, for some of us, it’s just not acceptable.

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Money Can Buy Happiness

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin

It’s said that money can’t buy happiness. Or can it?

A new study published in Science found that money can buy happiness — but only if you spend it on other people. Their study involved three key examples. Read on…

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