If we need to have a reason, if we need to create, buy, own, have, build, make, eat, take something, or do anything to bring joy and happiness, then we have missed the point.
Joy doesn’t need a reason, it is always there and can be accessed at any time and always by just being conscious and by just being. Simplicity is joy. Nature is joy. Living in this moment free from thought and ego is the pure joy of consciousness.
When we seek to the exterior world for anything, whether it’s help, attention, love, kindness or any form of fulfilment, it is because we are not at peace within.
Seeking to others only exacerbates the situation, as we not only place a burden to others for our own internal lack, additionally, we increase disappointment levels within when others undoubtedly fail to meet our needs and expectations.
If we focus on creating our own fulfilment within, which means letting go of our ego and mind streams of repetitive negative thought patterns, then we only rely on our own soul for joy and contentment.
We learn to just be.
Our natural conscious state of being, in this present moment, is always peaceful within and we lack nothing or desire nothing from others. We are truly ourselves and at peace within.
We can of course gain joy and help or whatever from others, but if we are at peace within first, then there is no burden on others and no expectation that will only lead to disappointment.
Peace within brings our joy and light to ourselves and those we encounter.