My latest book, #6, entitled My Soul Quest contains Wisdom, Science, Humor, Cartoons, and portraits I’ve done. It began right here on this site and was converted into a book. This book is taken from the collection on this site, shorter, rethought and edited. It powerfully says who I am and what I stand for at this time in my life.
My enlightened friend Christina wrote on her site http://www.untroubledmind.com, a very realistic look at people who are disappointed with life. The average person is so sucked into what everyone else thinks that they are afraid to do the wrong thing. Insanity and normality are becoming synonyms. We keep looking outside ourselves for joy.
Everything we like or dislike are choices that exist only within our own minds. I have always found happiness and yet I can tell you a few horror stories as can anyone.
That is life. We choose to be happy or ungrateful. It really is that simple.
A grateful person doesn’t need circumstances or possessions to find joy. “I am” is my joy, not just “I have.” “I love” brings me fulfillment in place of need. The older I get, the easier the path has become. The answer has been…
Letting go and living in kindness and appreciation.
As this ideology has evolved, so has peace and joy…and miracles to accompany my simple life. So happy to have friends to share with!
Actually, some innocent strangers get exposed to my enthusiasm too.
~ Todd Puntolillo
I don’t feel like I invented this concept, however I didn’t plagiarize it. This is how it has all come to me from picking my brain. I’m sure someone else said it similarly before me.
To be truly free, we must give up making demands on others in order to fulfill our wants and assumed needs (inadequacies.)
We cannot expect others to live their lives the way we have chosen for them.
If we stand in our integrity and allow life to live through us effortlessly, we will experience life as it was intended to be — peaceful and joyful. Anything more you demand of life than peace and happiness is foolish, superfluous and a waste of your energy, because the reward for a life well-lived is not money, fame and glory. It is peace and joy.
Choose carefully the rewards you seek. The wrong choices will leave you sad, lonely, exhausted and empty.
~ Todd Puntolillo