Some of you may consider this as a time of disappointment, according to your own perception of time and space, but essentially this is a time of discernment and two slightly different opinions on the origins of well-being or happiness come to us today for us to ponder on:-
First Sai Baba on happiness again:
Everybody aspires for happiness. Where is happiness? Without working hard, you cannot get happiness. During ancient times, people would offer their salutations to action (karma) before undertaking it; they chanted thasmai namah karmane (salutations to action). In India, some people follow this sacred tradition even today. A dancer salutes the anklets before tying them to the feet. Even an uneducated driver offers his obeisance to the steering wheel before driving the vehicle and some cricketers too, pay their respects to the ball before starting to bowl. First and foremost, offer respects and express gratitude to karma before undertaking it. Make it a practice every day. It will then give good results. Understand your duty and perform it to the best of your abilities. Then, you will earn the deservedness to experience happiness.
Divine Discourse, Apr 15, 2003.
Then we have Abraham:
Hard work is not the path to Well-Being. Feeling good is the path to Well-Being. You don’t create through action; you create through vibration.
And then, your vibration calls action from you.
Could one lead to the other ?
Are you happy in your work ?
As I have said before my take on happiness is that it is a level of consciousness. In other words I tend to side with Abraham on this one.
With Love Hanukah