Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Pleasure Versus Happiness
I don't consider these pleasures gifts.
Other pleasures, the taste of a piece of ripe fruit, the enjoyment of of a summer day, sex in a loving relationship are gifts and add to happiness, temporarily. Still, these pleasures are derived from sensory stimulation, which is external.
Sustained happiness comes from knowing yourself, being yourself and living your passion. Happiness is internally driven but externally expressed.