36 minutes to midnight: an epiphany

Happiness lies in everyday, in the still moments just as much as in the noisy eventful ones.
Happiness is in the journey
Not just in arriving at the destination,
Certainly not in prevarication
And obscuring of the situation.
It’s in living life intentionally Instead of just coasting along
Calling it all droll
Letting things happen to you Instead of exercising your agency And forgive the cliché
Making things happen;
Adulthood is hard and it is glorious
Especially if you conquer the beast and emerge victorious.
It is worth every moaned ‘I’m too young for this’ and every sighed ‘adulting sucks’ – isn’t that the crux?
True adulthood understands what happiness is, and it is not Something the world owes you, but Something you carry within you and Share with the world.
Stop chasing it, take a deep breath Let what is within you illuminate the world
You’ll discover that tears come From not living your truth,
That living truth is being happy, That it has been turned into an unfunny joke that doesn’t even have a punch line
Is in essence not just an tired gag But a mockery of the very essence of humanity.
The commercialisation of everything is killing everything up to and including our souls.
We’re all are jonesing for wonder Mystery, and awe; we’re s’posed to be
Growing through and up.
What vain hope
If all we have to look forward to
Is spending more
Chasing paper just to get more
Working harder and longer to make more; not realising
That real happiness
The truth of what is the essence
Lies in Being more.

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