Don’t you just want to be happy? Just that? What’s stopping you? To be happy. Just like that. What’s stressing you out? Don’t say, „My wife!“ or „My husband!“ and laugh. That’s too easy. We have to look behind it. Why do people stress you out? Maybe because they are not happy either? Because they also can’t just be and feel accepted and secure? Because they are also stressed by other people? Because their parents and everyone else around them feels the same way? It is not the people who are the problem. It is the way we live. At war with each other. Unkindly. Mercilessly. Without a helping hand that we really dare to trust. Without something that we get and where we then don’t ask ourselves what the return for it is supposed to be – or when it will be taken away from us again. Arbitrary. Punishing… Don’t you just want to be fucking happy and don’t know how to do that with all these crazy people and this crazy life?! „Smile at people and they will smile back!“ Bullshit that is. Everyone who didn’t feel like smiling and tried anyway knows that. If you’re not happy, then you can’t smile, because smiling is more than showing your teeth. Smiling is love. And that brings us to the point. In the end, you just want to be loved. That’s where happiness lies. But love doesn’t exist with the things you own. Nor with people you own. What you own is not alive. What is not alive cannot give anyone a smile – love.
When you free yourself from things, you free yourself from stress. When you free yourself from stress, you can smile. When you can smile, the love you give automatically comes back to you. That’s how it works. You just have to give things up. Giving up means using things, but not thinking that they can somehow contribute to happiness.