Oct 27, 2006

Happiness is a Distraction

Happiness is the flakiest state of being. It's the most superficial of all sentiments. It's not real. It's ego-driven and for this reason, short-lived. Happiness is also a distraction. Desiring happiness prevents us from our search for Truth - that essence, which is inside all of us. Seeking happiness distracts us from the discovery of self(lessness).

8 Comments:

Blogger fiercelyfab said...

godamn this is right...speaking for me, sometimes I feel so shitty that I am not happy like most of the time and thinking than that must mean I'm unhappy. Which is not the case...just damn fiendin'' that happy short lived emotion.

It resonates with me quite perfectly right now...and it did make me feel better, yes.

Good to see you blogging mujer.

5:07 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

I like your blog pomegranate queen. It's inspiring.

I just wrote alot more but somehow it got erased when I switched to beta. Argh.

Anyway, the jist was that I agree with you, happiness is not something that I seek. I think it creates complacency and I seriously get irked by complacency. I do think there is a difference between happiness and contentment though. I would like to be content, not so I stop being angry at the stae of the world, but more to give me that groundedness that will make me more effective at contributing to positive change. Perhaps this contentment doesn't exist as I have yet to find it.
Nice to meet you,
Margaret

1:49 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

thanks fab, and i'm glad it made you feel better...in a happy/not-so-happy kind of way ;)

5:39 PM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

thanks for the kind words margaret and it's nice to meet you too.

I agree there is a difference between happiness and contentment...but contentment is also linked to complacency I would argue.

also, not seeking happiness doesn't mean being angry...anger is a form of distraction as well..

I still need to think a lot of this through...these are some ideas that i've been thinking about for a while...that is why your feedback is much appreciated.

if you like, check out the part two to this post (above) and let me know what you think.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Free To Be... said...

I missed reading your words and yes I most definitely agree with what you are saying! I was just sitting here reading and could remember the lowest I have ever been and how I learned to exist in a numb and disconnected state. However, when I allowed myself to feel the pain and the emotions that surrounded it all, I truly did feel a sense of freedom. This is what also helps me remember that everything happens for a reason and pain can make me stronger, wiser, etc. I'm so glad you're back! I hope all is well!

6:26 PM  
Blogger skyscraper said...

this is so damn true, too.... ahhhh, stop it! you're reading my mind and you're putting into words what i've been afraid to. because then it makes it real.

but i must unfortunately agree again--yes, happiness is too fleeting and too deceptive. i'm afraid to seek it anymore. the few times in my life when i thought i was happy (personally and individually), it did make me forget myself. my identity. my goals. my bigger and greater things. my people that i love.

it is indeed the greatest and most dangerous distraction.

hehe, i guess i should be happy that i'm not unconditionally happy right now? kidding. i'm good. i'm content. i'm in peace. that is its own form of happiness. i'm undisturbed.

peace girl. and thank you as always.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

free!
it most definitely is about allowing oneself to feel pain...we are so quick to shut pain out...supress it...so scared of it...not realizing the importance of it...the necessity of it...

glad to be back! thanks!

PQ

1:41 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

hahahaha. sky...seems that we were on the same wavelength at the time i was posted these :) yes it does make it real when you write it down.

i'm quoting you again:

"it is indeed the greatest and most dangerous distraction."

yup. as always you summed it up real nice.

i'm glad to hear you're content. and that you're in peace. and yes, it is in a way, a form of happiness (i would argue, a more meaningful and non-fleeting sort of way) :)

hope all is still peace.

PQ

1:46 AM  

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