One of the most commonly repeated spiritual truths is that happiness is within.
But where exactly is it?
When people first go within in meditation, usually all they feel are some uncomfortable bodily sensations, and perhaps some restlessness from sitting still.
No happiness here.
Maybe after awhile a sense of calmness or peacefulness will emerge, but happiness that is tangible, uplifting and independent of any object usually remains elusive.
In the beginning, going within your being in meditation and searching for happiness is kind of like staring into a dense jungle knowing a priceless treasure lies somewhere inside.
It’s dark, strange, and we imagine there may be potentially scary things lurking around.
We don’t want to go into the dense, dark green foliage.
There’s weird sounds, creepy crawlies and maybe even a shadow that you swear looks like a tiger slowly stalking at the edge of the trees.
Yet, we know the that ‘treasure’ of happiness we seek is somewhere in there.
What are we to do?
Well, we have to prepare ourselves for our journey.
We’ve got no choice.
We need our treasure.
So we get our boots, our machete and our gear prepared.
Then comes an essential piece for success: the map.
A map helps us successfully navigate the unknown territory safely and quickly to our destination.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were a map to help you navigate the layers of your being to the core of happiness within you?
Well, fortunately there is.
There have actually been many different maps to happiness made by different spiritual traditions.
But I’m going to share with you what I’ve found to be the best, most effective map for navigating your being to find the happiness within.
I’ve updated it with insights from my own journey within and lots of other supplemental information to help you on your way.
This series of emails will be all about empowering you with this map and explaining how to use it.
Because a map can only take you so far.
The most valuable thing for going into the dense jungle of your being and successfully finding the priceless treasure of happiness within isn’t a map.
It’s a guide.
And as your guide, I’m going to reveal that map to you now.
In the next parts of this series, I’ll show you how to use it.
If the map looks confusing now, don’t worry. It’s supposed to be that way.
I’m going for the intrigue angle on this email, in case you haven’t noticed.
I’ll explain the map and give you updated versions as we go along.
Are you ready to start this journey to the happiness within?
Stay tuned, brave explorer 🥾