When I speak, when I spoke
when i say, when a talk
when the letters mix in lower keys
when the acents sound throws me on my knees
when vibrations all around me…need a fix.
I remember Hapiness.
Paramahansa Yogananda (“Autobiography of a yogi) says “Cheerfulness consists principally in the attitude of the mind, and is conditioned only incidentally by outside factors. Your happiness need not die, stricken in poverty, sickness, or sorrow. Realize that enough hidden strength lies within you to overcome all obstacles and temptations. Bring forth that indomitable power and energy by being cheerful at all times in spite of your circumstances. Only when you lose your mental balance are you vulnerable to suffering. If you are burned by the fire of difficulties, apply the salve of cheerfulness until your inner balance and peace are restored. Even if life gave you at one time everything you wanted – wealth, power, friends – after a while you would again become dissatisfied and need something more. But there is one thing that can never become stale to you – joy itself. Happiness that is delightfully varied, though its essence is changeless, is the inner experience that everyone is seeking. Lasting, ever- new joy. Finding this Joy within, you will find it in everything without.”
I remember happiness today, as the summer solstice happens once again. The name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), reminds us that the sun stands still in declination before it reverses direction. Whatever you have been through, whatever challenges of the winter and the difficulties of the spring, today we get the opportunity to do as the sun. Stand still, shine the longest shinny day of the year, then reverse direction, only to keep shinning. Hopefully we all have cleanse from any toxic environment we have been in and, like the sun, have energy to give and shine our light so life around us blossoms…in happiness.