Sometimes you have to choose what is what you looking for
Not all the time you may want to get what is seen
Sometimes you may think that this world we live in
It’s only a part of our imagination
Just like when someone tells you,
“It won't last forever. Nothing does.”(Gilbert)
It sounds like a misery living in the world we live in…
Have you noticed how life creates life?
And we intentionally destroy it?
Wars, hate, sorrow, the ego…
It is all the ego of the people.
The ego is hurt
Ego is everything and anything
It stops you from seeing your true self
It is a costume design to blind you
It makes you go psycho
It will hurt the people around you
It will make you think less of yourself
The ego is smart
Ego is everything and anything
It doesn't stop 'till it gets what it wants
It is a reason to push life
It makes you never wrong
It will destroy your feelings
It will make you less humane.
The ego is everywhere in everyone
Ego is everything and anything
It hurts you
It will blind you from the real world
The ego is in everyone
We must learn to control it
Or it will consume us
And kill you in your sleep.
Like in the Matrix,
Cypher saw the real world
And hated it
It was something he despised
Why would he despise something so true?
“I've been thinking it ever since I got here. ‘Why, oh, why, didn't I take the blue pill’?" (Matrix)
Yes, the ego makes us see only what we want to see
It is the way of the Ego
Could you imagine a world without ego?
To think that the ego is hate?
No. I say no. Ego is not hate.
You find ways to get things done
The ego pushes your other feelings out of the way to get what you want
Is it a good thing?
I don’t believe it is.
The only way to a healthy life with greatness in our side
The happiness within mindfulness can get us anywhere.
It is all about living in the moment and forget our worries (PW).
If we believe it is possible, it is possible. (Braden)
Happiness can be obtained anywhere.
From miracles to plain boredom.
What is happiness to people?
Happiness is something you get
When you have butterflies
When good happens
When you do well to other people
Happiness is an act of creation
A feeling that comes from positive interaction
Some people happiness is the sex
Some people’s happiness are their accomplishments.
Those childhood memories we live by
Happiness is love and family
Sunshine and daisies
Books and Smiling for no logical reason
Happiness is the way we live our lives
According to the choices we make
Happiness is having that someone next to you
That someone that texts you
Happiness is not stressing out and being able to breathe
Happiness is recompensing yourself with a new
And to people Happiness is accomplishing things
You never thought ever!
Making change in people’s life, that’s what is all about.
Happiness is getting the food at the table.
That’s what makes my people happy (Various)
To me, Happiness is knowing
I am getting an education, I am working,
And I am making a change in someone’s life.
Happiness reflects upon me
Just like Happiness reflects in me.
I believe in the power of one
And how by being self-conscious
Life will give you lemons,
And you shall be able to make lemonade
People’s desires are consider egos.
When you want something, and expect to get it
That is the ignorance of the ego
“See, now that’s your problem. You’re wishing too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your
wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.” (Gilbert)
Truth hurts your ego not you (Braden)
I have lately been speaking to people around the world
Only to see what their view on happiness is
One person said I’m only happy when I’m with someone
I couldn’t stop but laugh
I was cruel to his judgment
I don’t believe you need someone to be happy
Ego disappears when you are happy.
Nothing matters when you are happy
Because when you are happy,
The world you live in is Happy.
We must accept what life brings
If life brings nothing but bad choices,
You never have to pick a bad choice
That’s why there are only two universal choices
You either pick your bad choice (your ego)
Or you pick none of those choices (happiness)
Is it worth hurting yourself over a bad choice?
Never ever say you made a decision
Because your ego forced it upon it
Happiness doesn’t force you to make a decision
Happiness is there for you to take it
And you need to accept the way it is
Or don’t accept it all.
In the classic movie Sunset Blvd,
Norma Desmond is a silent film star from the early 20s.
Who just when the 50s came, she lost her sanity to the ego
She forced herself to believe that,
“No leaves a star, that’s what makes one a star.” (Sunset)
How can a person help someone whose ego damns them?
Some people just can’t accept happiness
Is happiness something you must earn?
No! Happiness is what you make it!
If you believe that life will only bring you misery,
That’s your own self-fulfilling prophecy.
Life gives you that choice.
And the Universe will make sure
To take your decision into consideration.
Which brings the world’s happiness into consideration
What makes the world happy?
Is it money? Is it confidence? Is it technology?
Eric Weiner, author of Geography of Bliss,
Brings very interesting facts about the world’s happiness.
He says that in Switzerland
Happiness comes from nature.
And that the Swiss found ‘conjoyment’
In Bhutan, Happiness is gain
Through mutual trust.
Their government wants to make their population happy
By being equal and ensuring the people’s happiness
Iceland is fascinating
Iceland believes that failure brings happiness
That you don’t need to live perfectly to be happy
You only need a little suffering
To take a big risk and still be happy
India, Weiner explains,
“Someone told me that if you want to know India,
Just stand on a street corner, any street corner,
And spin around 360 degrees.
You will see it all. The best and the worst of humanity…” (197)
And to America,
Happiness is finding their fitting place.
Once you know where you belong,
It is the most precious feeling of them all
And no one can ever take that away from you
If we learn to rejoice in ourselves and in the world,
Happiness will make sure that the ego
Will never ruin you like Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd,
Or like Cypher’s ambitions of going back into the Matrix,
Or like the parasites that Braden discussed,
We must be willing to accept what comes in our minds
Because happiness is not only on the outside
Happiness is within us and that’s what makes our bodies
The Temple of our Living.
And makes the heart: the shaman to our soul.
And the mind: the god within us.
There are many discoveries more to be made
And it all begins with a small step…
What are you thinking?
Is the ego controlling you?
Is the happiness within you really happiness?
What is your ego and how can you stop it?
How can I feel happy?
These and more are questions I asked
And my answers where this:
I am a living being with the capability of living life to the fullest.
I am here now and that is all that matters.
What life brings, I’ll make sure to think my way through.
I’ll never let people who hurt me take my advantage.
And am I happy? No.
I am not happy. I am in the transition.
Because happiness doesn’t begin with small words
Or small sentences like this,
Or persuasion papers,
Or animated slides,
The ego is defeated by our ability to see our actions
And see that not everything we see it’s what it seems.
"Eat Pray Love." Eat, Pray & Love. Web. 9 Jul 2013.
"Honoring the Body Temple." Honoring the Body Temple. Web. 9 Jul 2013.
"Spontaneous Healing of Belief." Spontaneous Healing of Belief: by Braden . Web. 8 Jul 2013.
Sunset Blvd. Prod. Charles Brackett. Dir. Billy Wilder. 1950. DVD
The Matrix. Prod. Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski. Dir. Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski. 1999. DVD.
Various People. Personal interview. 10 Jul 2013.
Weiner, Eric. Geography of Bliss. New York: Twelve, 2008. Print.