Tonight is the night we realize we have everything we need.
Tonight we realize there is nothing we can buy, there is nobody we can meet, there is no where we can run away to where we will not have to face our challenges when we get there.
There is nothing outside, separate, or apart from us, that will "make us happy". That will finally "satisfy our desires".
Do you know why?
Because those desires are an illusion.
Our thoughts, or our ego, or our superficial self, when out of control, creates these illusions. Illusions that we don't have enough, illusions that someone has done something that "hurt us", illusions that something makes us "not good enough" for those around us, and mostly, illusions that we are not good enough for ourselves.
When we continue to seek in outside sources for our source of fulfillment, gratification, and our love, we beg for something we are already fabulously rich with. We create problems that keep us from feeling the appreciation for what we already have. We create starvation when we are already fulfilled.
We continue to dig through our neighbors garbage for scraps, when our home is stocked with rich, beautiful, exotic and unique, foods and well aged, expensive wine.
There is nothing that we don't already possess within, to be thankful, appreciative, and grateful for. There is no amount of money, no car, no amount of beautiful women that can finally fill our emptiness.
"That is the real spiritual awakening, when something emerges from within you that is deeper than who you thought you were. So, the person is still there, but one could almost say that something more powerful shines through the person."
If we can only take a step back from our stressful days, our constant negative thinking, and our self harming behavior, take a deep breath, and look within, it is so easy to see. We have immense strength, we have kindness that can help those around us, we have immeasurable love, and we already have all the happiness we continue to tell ourselves is just right around the corner.
And let me tell you a little secret...
The only time that ever exists, the only time you are ever happy, fulfilled, content,
The day we realize we have everything we need, is the day we already have everything we've ever wanted.