“It is extremely common for people to build their lives on the mistaken notion that without certain things or certain people, they cannot be happy. It’s almost as if they are programmed to be unhappy. So, their attitude is, without my things, without a particular person, without money, without friendship, I am destined to be gloomy. Thus, they become conditioned to believe that scarcity is an excuse for despair. We have all swallowed these beliefs to some extent, and consequently we have developed varying degrees of attachments. These attachments are the source of despair because we justify gloom on the basis of what or who is missing. In fact, we experience ecstasy when we attain an object; anxiety over losing it; and despair when it is lost!
In order to transcend this cycle of attachment we must remind ourselves of the difference between our ego and our higher self. Ego’s voice is always eager to dominate with thoughts like “I am what I have, what I do, and what others think of me.” If you can remain quiet long enough, God’s voice will penetrate with messages such as “None of these things will bring you happiness, they are only illusions, I am your only source of peace.” This is your highest self speaking, this is the spiritual solution to all problems related to attachments.”
Wayne W. Dyer, in “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”
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