The world is not here to make you happy

A beautiful message from Eckhart Tolle (author of The Power of Now):

No longer demand that a particular condition should make you happy. By “condition” I mean a situation, a place, or a human being. We make demands such as, “He should do this to make me happy” or “She should do that to make me happy” or “This place is not good enough, it’s not making me happy” or “This situation that I just went into should make me happy but it’s not”. People, places, and situations are not there to make you happy; they are there to wake you up. The world is not here to make you happy. Conditions are here to be transcended internally so that internally you go beyond dependency on external conditions. Transcend means to be aware of the timeless dimension of who you are.

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