Yesterday I told that I am a very emotional person. I can cry if I am sad because I do not want to suppress my feelings. And in the same way I can be very happy if there is a reason for joy and happiness. Then I can just simply be happy. We did a lot of things today and this is how I am happy that it is done.
We also had an interesting talk with Thomas who had been on a music seminar and told of some funny experiences. They did a sharing circle and one woman told about the death of her dog, another one told that she had just been divorced and so on and everybody started crying when it was his or her turn.
When the turn came to him, he just said that he was very fine and enjoyed his life. Everybody from the group looked at him and didn’t believe it. The group leader said that this could not be true. Can you imagine this happening? You tell someone that you are fine and he says it cannot be true. And why? Because it is not normal, because people feel that others have something that they don’t have – true happiness. They even said to Thomas that he was always so jolly, that could not be right. He was told he was suppressing his depression.
Fortunately Thomas doesn’t think of this very much but some people would really become serious at that point and think about it if that was true and what sad thing they could say. Depression and sadness has to be a part of life here. If you are just happy, if there is not anything sad in your life, then something must be wrong. I say that happiness should be your normal state of mind.