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Unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life are common themes in the American culture today. Folks sometimes mistake my meaning when I say, “You have the freedom of choice and the ability to create your best life”, because they all too often rush to drop everything that is weighing them down. They quit the job, ditch the unhappy marriage, cut out negative friends and family, get out of Dodge, etc. I do not advocate such hastiness; in fact, I believe that rash decision-making leads to more problems further down the road. Another unsatisfying job manifests; another unhappy relationship results. These people want a new environment, yet the same negative energy always seems to occupy it. This is because transformation is all about the internal shift, not the external. Any blame placed on outside sources for our unhappiness will forever perpetuate that unhappiness. Pointing the finger is giving away your power of choice and the ability to create our best life. We choose: “That person is making me unhappy” vs. “I make myself happy.” When you are in unhappy times of lack and feelings of separation – great! Sit there and be with it. Find ways to be content with little. Find ways to be happy with your Self. As we reflect on the lives of mystics past and present, it is not the things they possess or the relationships they share that bring them enlightenment – their light is within. The same light can bring us unwavering happiness (joy). Love, Peace, Joy – these three things all come from within and have an unwavering flame – life source – that is not dependent on the conditions of the outside world. This knowing is the power and wisdom that the mystics teach us that we are all capable of achieving. When I say, “You have the freedom of choice and the ability to create your best life”, I am not referring to external conditions; I am referring to the choice you have to look inward and discover the ability to transform the lead of the soul into gold. Transformation is an inner journey of the soul. Why? Because, as we mentioned above, wherever we go, ourselves go with us. Thus, quitting the job, dumping relationships, etc. will not make us happy because we have forgotten the key factor that makes or breaks our happiness: ourselves. When we find, create, and maintain peace, joy, and love within ourselves, we then gain the ability to embrace the external world with the same emotions, perspective, and vibration. This ability is a form of enlightenment. It is the modern man’s enlightenment that transforms an unsatisfying life into one of fulfillment. Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

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Unhappiness

and

dissatisfaction

with

life

are

common

themes

in

the

American

culture

today

Folks

sometimes

mistake

my

meaning

when

I

say



“You

have

the

freedom

of

choice

and

the

ability

to

create

your

best

life”



because

they

all

too

often

rush

to

drop

everything

that

is

weighing

them

down



They

quit

the

job



ditch

the

unhappy

marriage



cut

out

negative

friends

and

family



get

out

of

Dodge



etc



I

do

not

advocate

such

hastiness



in

fact



I

believe

that

rash

decision

making

leads

to

more

problems

further

down

the

road



Another

unsatisfying

job

manifests



another

unhappy

relationship

results



These

people

want

a

new

environment



yet

the

same

negative

energy

always

seems

to

occupy

it

This

is

because

transformation

is

all

about

the

internal

shift



not

the

external



Any

blame

placed

on

outside

sources

for

our

unhappiness

will

forever

perpetuate

that

unhappiness



Pointing

the

finger

is

giving

away

your

power

of

choice

and

the

ability

to

create

our

best

life



We

choose:

“That

person

is

making

me

unhappy”

vs



“I

make

myself

happy

” When

you

are

in

unhappy

times

of

lack

and

feelings

of

separation



great



Sit

there

and

be

with

it



Find

ways

to

be

content

with

little



Find

ways

to

be

happy

with

your

Self



As

we

reflect

on

the

lives

of

mystics

past

and

present



it

is

not

the

things

they

possess

or

the

relationships

they

share

that

bring

them

enlightenment



their

light

is

within



The

same

light

can

bring

us

unwavering

happiness

(joy)

Love



Peace



Joy



these

three

things

all

come

from

within

and

have

an

unwavering

flame



life

source



that

is

not

dependent

on

the

conditions

of

the

outside

world



This

knowing

is

the

power

and

wisdom

that

the

mystics

teach

us

that

we

are

all

capable

of

achieving

When

I

say



“You

have

the

freedom

of

choice

and

the

ability

to

create

your

best

life”



I

am

not

referring

to

external

conditions



I

am

referring

to

the

choice

you

have

to

look

inward

and

discover

the

ability

to

transform

the

lead

of

the

soul

into

gold

Transformation

is

an

inner

journey

of

the

soul



Why



Because



as

we

mentioned

above



wherever

we

go



ourselves

go

with

us



Thus



quitting

the

job



dumping

relationships



etc



will

not

make

us

happy

because

we

have

forgotten

the

key

factor

that

makes

or

breaks

our

happiness:

ourselves

When

we

find



create



and

maintain

peace



joy



and

love

within

ourselves



we

then

gain

the

ability

to

embrace

the

external

world

with

the

same

emotions



perspective



and

vibration



This

ability

is

a

form

of

enlightenment



It

is

the

modern

man’s

enlightenment

that

transforms

an

unsatisfying

life

into

one

of

fulfillment



Alaric

Hutchinson



Living

Peace



 Good Luck!