Thursday, October 05, 2006

Jimmy stare changed my life!

Ok not really, I don’t know him personally. We were deployed with the same unit at one point in time but I never even met him. I have heard some of his songs though, and I really did enjoy them. He wrote one song in particular that is stuck in my head. “I’m happy” I haven’t listened to it in a long time but the song says something like “I love the way my mic(microphone) stand, always gets stolen, I love the way my car, always seams broken” and the song continues like this with a chorus saying “But I’m happy, So happy.”

Now the reason this is in my head is this is how I have felt for a good bit of time now. No mater what curve balls get thrown my way, and there have been some nasty ones, I'm happy!

I could say it all started 30+ years ago or today. I am not sure if that really maters what point in space and time I got happy anyway. The point is I'm happy. There is an ancient recipe for happiness out there. You can even get it for free! No one is more amazed by this process than me. I spent a lot of my life angry and unhappy because of things not going my way or not having something I thought was important. Here is what is important:

The four noble truths.
1. Everybody everywhere suffers.
2. There is the origin of suffering, which is attachment to desire.
3. Cessation of Suffering, Desire should be let go of.
4. The Noble Eightfold Path(how to for Buddhists closely related to the precepts): Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.

All of this deserves explanation in detail. You deserve to discover what it means it for your self.