Published on Nov 19, 2016 – Adyashanti explores the human relationship with happiness, and how happiness and desire have been interlocked within the mind, even though they are two very distinct things. Looking deeply into the core of your being, what do you want? What will make you happy? Will anything make you happy? Or is there a subtle happiness that rests at the core of your being? Do you want to be undisturbed by anything in life, or do you want to deeply connect and engage with your fellow human beings, express your love and compassion, and commune with life? Adyashanti reminds you of the communal aspect of happiness and the ever-available choice to be happy always within your grasp.

Video Excerpted From “Awakening from the Trance of Thought” (DVD 84):

Quotes from this video:

“The happiest people in the world are not the people who have nothing impinging upon them, people who are completely without responsibilities, people who get to do basically whatever the hell they want in life, because the way life worked out for them. It just so happens that they don’t end up to be the truly happy people in life. So certainly getting everything we want doesn’t make us happy.”

“So even though we may have our ideas of what will make us happy and be free, so often they don’t actually stand up to our actual human experience.”

“I don’t think what we want is to be completely undisturbed by anything in life. I don’t think that’s actually what a human being wants in their deepest resources of their being.”

“Happiness has a communal component to it. Most people are not going to be happy, if they’re feeling very smashingly well, but everybody else in the world is suffering like a dog.”

“So this all comes down to us, doesn’t it? It comes down to us, and our minds and our hearts and our feelings and our actions or non-actions.”