The Key to Happiness and Freedom

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Without interrupting.
Let the speaker
Let out the steam.
In the process,
He may sound
Like a shrill whistle.
No point complaining
About the shrillness
Of the whistle,
Since that is its nature.
If the steam is not let out,
It may harm the person.
Let him let out the steam.
You don’t have to do anything.
Just observe.
Just listen.
Try to understand
Why and how the pressure
Built up to such levels.
Nothing is permanent.
The whistle can’t blow forever.
So patiently wait for it to stop.
Don’t mess with the whistle
When it is blowing.
Don’t try to change the sound
Of the whistle.
You may scald yourself.
Everything in nature
Happens for good.
You won’t know this when
You look at things
From your point of view.
Forget your self.
And just be.
Just experience the moment
For what it is.
Don’t judge the moment
As good or bad.
Judging leads to feelings
Pleasant or unpleasant
Which cause us
Comfort or discomfort
Binding us to our circumstances
By chains of gold or iron.
True happiness
Comes from freedom
From these chains.
Happiness is our true nature
Since we are free
If we choose to be.
We just need to cast off
Our chains.
Nobody bound you with chains.
You did it to yourself.
You are doing it to yourself.
Every moment of every day.
Each time you judge others,
You are binding yourself in chains.
Be free!
Enjoy each moment for what it is
Without judging.
Bask in the glory of each moment.
Bask in your true freedom.
Change yourself first
Before you think of changing others.
Even you are not perfect.
You make so many mistakes.
So become perfect first.
This will keep you busy
For your lifetime.
Others are like you too.
They too are not perfect.
It’s natural for them to make mistakes.
So do not criticise.
Only encourage and appreciate.
Do not advice.
Just listen.
Do not react.
Just observe.
Everything will settle down.
On its own.

 

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