Sometimes we are so closed off to experience life in all of its fullness and beauty that we fail to notice all the good things that surround us. You know that saying, all that you need you have, its true. And it's a matter of consciously opening our hearts to experience that universal truth. Trust, this is not too good to be true.
Take for instance, the elusive but constant human quest for happiness.
Deepak Chopra, in his delicious book, "The Book of Secrets: unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life," likens happiness to the humidity that exists in the air waiting for the appropriate climatological conditions to make rain happen. Happiness is like that humidity that at any point could be rain... it's always there, you have to allow it in. And, in that sense, the catalyst or conditions that have to exist for happiness to show itself is simple: having an open mind to allow it in or to experience it in all of its dimensions and expressions.
A mind closed off to love, Chopra writes, will look out on a loveless world and be immune to any evidence of love, while an open mind will look out that same world and find infinite expressions of love.