I have everything I thought I wanted, and I'm still not happy. Why?
I had everything I ever wanted.Not just the money, the beautiful house and the great job. I also was a well-balanced human being gifted with intelligence, humour, good looks and so on. I also had an amazing family, close friends, a loving partner and a beautiful dog.I was miserable.The wake-up-in-the-morning-and-wish-you -hadn’t kind of miserable.I was so unhappy, and on top of that I felt really guilty because it felt like I had nothing to complain or be unhappy about. And I didn’t.This state lasted for about two years before I completely broke down.I broke down out of frustration that I couldn’t answer the following question:“I have everything I want - how can I possibly be unhappy?”This lead me on the search for happiness. What is it it and where does it come from?I spoke to the most inspirational business leaders,I went to see psychologists and psychiatrists,I had the chance to meet some of the world’s spiritual leaders,I sat by enlightened masters,I practiced sports, yoga, meditation and holidayed on sandy beaches.After all this, it took a complete surrender of everything I thought I was, and it took me giving giving up on life altogether.Then I understood.More than simply understood, I experienced it first hand.I came to know true happiness.So what is it and how is Happiness achieved?Happiness comes from within.I guess you know that already but let me just reiterate how true this is. I’ve seen the world’s richest people be the most miserable and people with ‘nothing’ happy as children. This proverb describes it well:Happiness does not mean feeling joy, or even good.Sounds crazy, right? Let me explain… Happiness does not come from feeling good, it comes from not feeling conflicted, not repressing, or not trying to hold on to anything.Happiness is the art of living in the present moment, accepting everything as it is an not wanting to change it.Happiness is remaining open to whatever life throws your way, no matter how painful it may be.Happiness is remaining true to the quality of the moment, to what really is rather to what you want it to be.I am still in disbelief that after so many years of misery I can say that I am truly happy, and that nothing outside that shift this state.I write this in the hope that at least one person is inspired by this and that it rings as true. In my experience, it is.
We are RENTING a home, can our landlord have an appraiser take pictures of the inside if even THEY HAVN'T seen
If you had rented this house from me I would have seen the inside of it while you were living there. Maybe only once, or maybe twice, but I would have seen it. Look at your business arrangement (that's what renting is) from your landlord's point of view. For money, he allows someone else to live in his house. He has a vested interest in making sure that you aren't doing something illegal (like a meth factory), and that you are generally taking care of the place (that you don't have 24 cats on the property, that the garbage isn't two feet deep throughout the whole house, etc.). He isn't interested in a few piles of clutter or laundry. He doesn't care that you have a picture of the canal on your walls, he just wants the walls to be intact. Appraisers look at the interior condition to get a better picture of value. Some things are worth more inside than others. A house with grand crown mouldings, granite counter tops, brazilian cherry flooring (or travertine flooring), etc., is worth more than laminate counter tops with linoleum flooring. The appraiser won't open closets (unless it's a walk in to gauge the size), they generally won't open the cabinets, but they will take pictures. They will want a picture of every room (if they are any good). It isn't a way to spy on you. If they wanted to see the inside, all they have to do is give you 24 hours notice for a landlord inspection and you'd have to let him in. The fact that he has never done this is amazing (and foolish on his part). good luck!
Do Christian billionaires like Pat Robertson and Rick Warren know Jesus said to give up all their riches?
"If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. ... I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." - Matthew 19:21-24 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:19 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Money." - Matthew 6:24 "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." - Luke 9:23 "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'" - Hebrews 13:5 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." - Phil 2:3 "All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need." - Acts 2:44-45 Christians, if Jesus showed up at your front door tomorrow, would you give up your home, your possessions, your family and everything, and follow him? Of course you wouldn't. We both know that your true object of worship is materialism and modern convenience. If Jesus made the same request of you today that he supposedly made of his followers 2,000 years ago, you would accuse him of being Satan in disguise and slam the door in his face, because you don't know or care what he actually said, and the whole reason you became a Christian in the first place was so that you could justify your materialistic, hedonistic lifestyle by pretending works don't matter. Now go ahead, tell me I'm too stupid and sinful and arrogant and proud and whatever to understand that the Bible doesn't actually mean what it says, but that it means whatever is convenient for your personal political agenda for it to mean.
In the movie "Catch me if you can" I don't get this one joke... Help?
This is a scene at the beginning of the movie where... Frank Abagnale Sr.: Where's your mother? Frank Abagnale, Jr.: I don't know. She said something about going to look for a job. Frank Abagnale Sr.: What's she gonna be, a shoe salesman at a centipede farm? I don't get it... shoe salesman, on a centipede farm? What does it mean?