Winning the lottery has been shown to negatively impact more people than it benefits!
Now why on earth would that be so?? Many of us in this modern world fall into the trap of thinking that the solutions to happiness and peace are outside of us, that we will feel happy when we have the bigger house, when we pay the mortgage off or we have the kitchen clean and tidy!
The more knowledgeable we become, the more we realise that any form, any thing outside of us doesn’t really make us feel any different!
Happiness and peace come from within and is our natural state. It is just our thoughts that get in the way…
Many people are doing what they need to do in order to have what they want. This can be a fruitless pursuit because the purpose of all of this ultimately is to feel good and of course you can right now feel good!
That isn’t to say having goals is a bad thing on the contrary (they provide direction) however from a more enlightened position you don’t need to achieve the goal to feel good (paradoxically this makes the goal easier to attain).
So you see, winning the lottery won’t make you happier as it is likely to create more thought not less. Sure it might help you to do some things that you want to do but even that isn’t guaranteed to provide happiness and fulfillment. How many of you have been ultimately disappointed by things that you thought would make you feel good, a partner, a car, a new job etc etc…
Suffering and pain on the other hand may lead to a better quality of life, why?
Pain and suffering often causes us to look inwardly to question the way we have been living and thinking about things. This leads us to searching for different solutions from the inside out…
Having the courage to do that is often the gateway to a higher quality life….