Sunday November 10, 2019
A: What do you want?
B: For me and those around me to be happy.
A: What does “happy” mean?
B: You know it when it’s there and you know it when it’s not…
A: Yes. “Hm.”
B: What do you want?
A: I care less now about “happiness” than ever before.
B: That’s funny becuase people always tell you how “happy” you are.
A: Yeah… I know.
B: … Go on…
A: I care more about presence and am I living in a full hearted way, am I trusting myself…
B: Right –
A: I wasn’t done –
B: – Oh, I thought –
A: Don’t you think that happiness is a state that we long for but it’s the longing that actually takes us out of the moments where we might truly be happy? Like, there’s always more we want?
B: Maybe. I don’t know. I think that when real happiness is present for me, I know it’s there. And then it goes, and I know it’s gone. It’s more about recognizing when it’s there, however fleeting.