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Wednesday/January 4/2017

Tonight I took a moment to think about people, places, ideas, and my past. Most of all, how they intersect and connect with one another.

I realized that no matter how many people I am with, no matter how many friends I have, no matter who I love, truly and deeply inside I feel alone.

And sad. And isolated.

My question is, ” are we ‘faking it till we make it’ ? ”

Are all of us trying are best to grasp happiness however we can even if that means acting for ourselves.

And isn’t that what life is all about, then?

For me, life is empty. WE are responsible for its meaning. We give life meaning. WE are responsible for our own happiness too. We try our best to be happy everyday because we know–

Deep down we know life is suffering, like Buddhists believe, we must learn how to deal with that suffering.

But whatever happiness means to me, or you–

We must learn how to foment it because in the end it is satisfying to make a person smile, or watch a person grow, or see a great film, etc.

Whatever it is-that joy that we feel-that is what we strive for on a daily basis.

Tonight I pray and I have faith that this year will bring me and my loved ones Joy.

That being said,

We must work for it, look for it, foment it,
We must create JOY.


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