|24 Jul 2006 @ 20:29, by T. M. Powell|
What does happiness depend on?
You can be rich and unhappy; you can be poor and happy. You can be married and happy or unhappy. You can be single and happy or unhappy. For any positive external situation you can name, I can name someone who lacks it and is happy; and someone who has it and is unhappy. For any negative external situation you can name, I can name you someone that has it and is happy; and someone who does not have it and is unhappy. There is no correspondence between external conditions and psycanic experience.
You are a non-physical LIFE-ENERGY entity, a BEing, a spirit, residing temporarily in a human body in order to play in the physical universe. The fundamental characteristics, the Essence, of your BEing are WILL, CONSCIOUSNESS, WISDOM, POWER, VALUE, and LOVE-JOY. Each of these words represents complex, spirit-ual phenomena (beyond our discussion here). We call this spirit BEing made of Essence a psycan (or psycan). We call the study of its nature and functioning "Psycanics". You are a psycan, and Psycanics is the science of what you are and how all of that—and therefore existence itself-works. Like all things in the universe, you exist and function according to precise laws.
Note: Do not confuse "spiritual" with "religious". "Spiritual" means "related to spirit, to non-physical life-energy entities". "Religious" means "related to a brand name of beliefs, dogmas and rituals about God". They are not at all the same. Something can be highly religious and nothing spiritual (for example the Crusades or the Inquisition); or highly spiritual and nothing religious, like Psycanics. The information I am going to give you here is highly spirit-ual: about you as a non-physical entity of will and consciousness. It is nothing religious. I will often spell it "spirit-ual" to remind you not to confuse "spiritual" with "religious".
Happiness /- is purely emotional. (Many things are a polarity with a positive and a negative side, including your emotions and love. Polarity is represented in Psycanics with this sign /- .) Your happiness /- (happiness or pain) is how you feel emotionally, positive or negative, at any given moment. The only happiness that exists is your feelings of satisfaction, optimism, confidence, enthusiasm, love and joy. The only unhappiness and pain that exists are your negative emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, loneliness, guilt, hate, resentment, anxiety, grief, etc.
Despite appearances, happiness and pain are NEVER the events themselves, but rather how you feel, the emotions that you experience, during and after the events of your life. For any given event, human emotions can be anything, including totally opposite. (For example, compare how most Americans felt about the fall of the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001, to how some Arabs (Al Qaeda) felt about that event.)
More examples: You can be rich and unhappy; you can be poor and happy. You can be married and happy or unhappy. You can be single and happy or unhappy. For any positive external situation you can name, I can name someone who lacks it and is happy; and someone who has it and is unhappy. For any negative external situation you can name, I can name you someone that has it and is happy; and someone who does not have it and is unhappy. There is no correspondence between external conditions and psycanic experience.
Psycanics proves formally and absolutely that external events NEVER cause human emotions, and therefore, are NEVER the cause of happiness or of pain. Psycanics shows that what causes the emotions, and therefore happiness and pain, is ALWAYS an internal mechanism in each BEing. And it shows it exactly how that mechanism works.
This is tremendously good news for the human race. If your happiness depended on being able to control external events to produce only the good ones to be happy, and on having of power to avoid or stop the bad ones to avoid your pain and suffering, there would be no hope for human happiness. Nobody who has ever lived has had sufficient power to control most of the external events in their life.
Most people struggle to get and hoard material things to create the internal experiences of happiness, freedom, and security.
The only way any human being will ever achieve constant and permanent happiness and love is by learning to control the mechanism within her/him that generates these energies/experiences. (This is why both Buddha and Christ taught that "The Kingdom of Heaven is within").
Most people do believe that external events cause their emotions and therefore their happiness and pain. Ergo, they live trying to control their experience, their emotions, their happiness and pain, by controlling the external world to force it to be as they think it should be.
They try to control other people, what they say and do; and this is the root of all personal conflicts, and a very obvious in families. And most people struggle to get and hoard material things to create the internal experiences of happiness, freedom, and security. This strategy, called the External Quest, never succeeds for very long; and those who live by it never achieve real happiness or love.
Your emotions and your love, and therefore your happiness and unhappiness, are determined by factors within you, over which you have total control once you understand the mechanism. That knowledge and control is the only way you will ever reach a state of permanent happiness. It is the only way you will ever reach a state of loving relationships with every body all the time. It is the only way you will ever eliminate your neurotic behaviors, compulsions and addictions. It is the only way you will ever achieve serenity and true spiritual advancement.