Open Circle Marin
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael
7:00pm - Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Suggested Donation: $15-25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Embracing the Desire for Happiness
"Happiness is not in things. Happiness is in the wholeness of things." - Michael Damian
Life is not a meaningless series of experiences happening to no one. For each of us, it feels vitally important that we find real love and happiness, by understanding who we are on both the spiritual and human levels. From the start, this requires that we fully embrace our desire for happiness.
It is inevitable that we will grasp at the wrong things, but as we become established in deep observing, our desires are purified and transformed. Instead of harboring an anxious desire to receive love from outside, we become that very love, in expression.
As we intelligently work with desire, we are also invited to abandon the mistaken quest to lose our sense of self. The real self is conscious presence, and we cannot lose what is infinitely ours. Observing takes us all the way from the most deluded sense of self, and its misguided desires, to the subtle wisdom of consciousness.
From inner listening, the real self arises as direct knowing, deep love and radiant energy. Live here long enough and you become a vital and empowered being, capable of enjoying life in all its forms and seasons.