Earthly pleasures are the shadows of happiness, because of their transitoriness.
True happiness is in love, which is the stream that springs from one’s soul;
and he who will allow this stream to run continually in all conditions of life, in all situations, however difficult,
will have a happiness which truly belongs to him, whose source is not without, but within.by Hazrat Inayat Khan.
The poem may sound too elevated, but in fact my life proves it to be true: although I enjoy many earthly pleasures, none of them is comparable to the delight of spiritual joys, to the state of true happiness and peace which comes from within, not from some outside factors.
It is amazing than today we do not need to hide in Himalayas or deserts in order to achieve the enlightenment. Any householder can do that. That is the greatness of our times!
(image by me)