There are two parts of the mind. The outer mind that records facts and the inner mind that says ‘yes’ and ‘no’. When you think of something that you should do, the inner mind says ‘yes’ and you feel elated. We call this inspiration.
Our emotional life is really dominant over our intellectual life, but we do not realize it.
Make happiness your goal. The way to discover the truth about this life is to discover yourself. Say to yourself, What do I like and what do I want? Find out exactly what you want in life. Ask your mind for inspiration about everything.
Beauty illustrates happiness: the wind in the grass, the glistening waves following each other, the flight of birds – all speak of happiness. The clear blue sky illustrates a different kind of happiness, and the soft dark night a different kind. There are an infinite number of different kinds of happiness.
To progress in life you must give up the things that you do not like. Give up doing the things that you do not like to do. You must find the things that you do like – the things that are acceptable to your mind. You can see that you will have to have time to yourself to find out what appeals to your mind. While you go along with others, you are not really living your life. To rebel against others is just as futile. You must find your way. Happiness is being on the beam with life – to feel the pull of life. – Beauty Is the Mystery of Life, Agnes Martin