The purpose of our lives here is true happiness.
The reason is the future. We know not what will
Happen this afternoon. There is no guarantee.
Our lives are based on hope to a wholesome degree.
Even through difficult times our hope can instill
Sufficient energy for the self to progress.
If someone loses hope completely, that very
Mental attitude shortens the life, and it may
Become tragic if there’s nothing to intervene.
Happiness is our purpose. All sadness is seen
As a sorrow contingent. This isn’t to say
That we can’t benefit from it effectively.
There are two kinds of happiness: one sensory.
When we watch a good movie or eat a fine meal
Our senses are engaged, and there is enjoyment.
But it lasts just a short while. The joyful event
Was a flash of the lightbulb. Though it was for real
It cannot keep you happy indefinitely.
Long Lasting Happiness must develop on a
Mental level – not sensory. Calming the mind
That abides by its nature enables insight
To consume life and live it in utter delight.
In the present moment we ultimately find
Happiness. It’s within us. Redeem us it may.