21 Teachings on Happiness ​

  1. We all desire to be happy but we are constantly failing to recognize we are immature to achieve it.
  2. Longing for happiness is like starving. However, as easy it is to have poor food choices as easy it is to burn our soul.
  3. Nobody deserves to be unhappy but this is what we all know since we were born into this. The One who came to teach was killed because we were unable to think of actually leaving our comfort zone.
  4. How many times have we crucified the Messiah out of ignorance? Those who say they have never done it don’t know what they are talking about.
  5. Preaching about happiness is teaching about something that no one has ever had the chance to fully understand. Even God cannot be completely happy up until one person remains in the realm of ignorance and pain.
  6. There is no such a thing as individual joy. God would have no idea what you are talking about if you asked him about it.
  7. There is the question of sin. But our Heavenly Parent has never understood the differences out of the original realm of heart. For Him, everything else is relative and temporary – no matter how we see this.
  8. Living on Earth and trying to succeed only here is like watching a cooking show. You’ll never get the taste of the real food and you’ll never have the chance to discover your own unique ways to co-create if you just accept what others do for themselves in their lives.
  9. People always want to be happy but they don’t know they can’t. Unless they start to think to be happy together with others, based on the patterns God created in the Nature, they will always end up wanting to be happy but never truly be.
  10. True joy and happiness is not mesmerizing, it is not like a drug, it is nothing like a purple mist: it’s our natural state of being we have never experienced.
  11. To be happy you need to experience who you really are meant to be and what it actually means in the everyday life: you are meant to be the child of God.
  12. To be happy you need to grow.
  13. Happiness is an active emotion. It requires ceaseless efforts to live for the sake of others for a greater purpose.
  14. If you can not be happy, God can not be happy either.
  15. God’s only joy during the Creation was to think of you being happy once and living together in evolving harmony.
  16. You can’t give happiness and you can’t make others happy either. You can create an action to what others can respond so a constant flow of give and take actions will generate energy for existence and growing – that what we can call happiness and joy in its true sense.
  17. If you want to be happy for your own sake, you’ll never be able to do it.
  18. Thinking of others, how to help them, how to support them even beyond your everyday reach is the starting point of true happiness.
  19. Happiness is a result of actions. It starts with care, compassion, humbleness and dedication.
  20. On the road towards absolute happiness there is no ‘me’.
  21. Since God, our Heavenly Parent has created everything out of love, you will be happy for eternity. It’s up to you and your thoughts and actions when this will start.

by Joshua Dragon

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Everybody deserves a prayer

Dear Friends,

 

I have started a new prayer blog, Prayers for Everybody as a part of my spiritual journey.
I am going to write and share 210 public prayers for you here.

Partly, because everybody deserves a prayer and partly because I also need to grow inside, so, that is a challenge for me, too.
If you happen to have some time to read, follow and share these, it will make me more accountable and transparent in front of Heavenly Parent, you and even myself.

I do hope, these prayers and words will find you in the right time and right place.

 

Blessings!

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Prayers for Everybody

Everybody deserves a prayer and Heavenly Parent is waiting for you to see whether you can hear or say a prayer.

Not because you are religious, He couldn’t care less about the institutions.

But because He would like to resonate and live with you in harmony and peace.

He would give you everything He has just to ease your days, no matter what you have been through, He is your Parent, with an absolute attitude.

The everyday life is more than overwhelming, or for way too many, numbing.

Let me pray for you and let me pray with you.

There is a whole new world under the ashes of this disoriented and cruel one where we breath.

It is not vanity to give yourself a chance to evolve and be better, more mature, more capable. Come, Pray with me!

Because everybody deserves a prayer.

Joshua Dragon

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Did you know that you are great?

You are destined for greatness!

Let us welcome this spring together!

All the wonders are waiting for you this time of the year, all the time!

Still don’t know how to be constantly happy, maintain lasting joy, not to see the changes as signs of loss and not to feel being beaten by every single challenges in your life?

Good news is here for you: from now on, each and every day you can be happier and more content than before!

How?

Trust yourself! Your inner voice is a God-given gift, nurture it consciously!

Be conscious and self-aware! You might feel down and being challenged, but that’s OK, feelings are normal. Just don’t let them to take over your life and cloud your sight!

Have compassion, towards your environment, closer and farther, known and unfamiliar people, and even to yourself! None of us is a robot, our soul is more important than any external achievement.

Live for the sake of others, especially when you don’t get any feedbacks, or just negativity! Do you think God has ever had any better? Still, He hasn’t given up on you…

Love your life, instead of focusing the flaws, with a selective attitude, pick the absolute values and keep them in mind, so, you will always have a safe haven throughout your day! It is always good to start with the harmony in the Nature…

And please, never forget, you are not alone! Despite all the circumstances and internal feelings and bleeding, personal desires and commitments, works and excuses, don’t let yourself being isolated!

The lack of unity is the death of the human soul.

Be a living person rather than a living dead – connect, reach out with prayers, meditations or at least on-line.

So, what do you think?

 

 

Joshua Dragon

The Root of Goodness, the Root of Love and the Root of Life

If you come to realize why Jesus, who came to be harvested as the fruitful entity of goodness, wishes to come again and demands a practical faith of human beings on this earth, you then have to move forward. You must fight with the resolution to advance through this path to the end, even in the face of any ordeals, sufferings and courses of struggle. Furthermore, you must not lead a life where you are self-centred and looking after your own interests.

Because each human being has lived a life that does good only for him or herself, and has carried out social activities in the same way, God feels sad. We of today should not live like that.

Although you may live somewhat self-centred for a day-to-day short life span, in the duration of your lifetime, you must set up a certain standard that you will consider as your centre. In other words, if there is a man who has everything working out well, centred on himself, throughout his day-to-day life, he cannot live with confidence like that for the duration of a lifetime or else he cannot be offered to God as a harvest of goodness. Therefore, unless you wait eagerly for that one day when you can make a father-son relationship with Jesus throughout your lifetime and build a foundation such that you can bear trials to seek that one centre, and endure any kind of hardship, you cannot reap the harvest of goodness for which you have hoped and for which Jesus Christ has wished on this Earth.

You cannot establish the standard of goodness only by your life course. Although it seems that there are words of goodness and men of goodness in this world, the person who can be the fountain-head and father of goodness has not yet appeared. Human beings are all speaking of love, goodness and life, but they all speak of their own lifetime. Until one substantial entity that can be the root of goodness, the root of love, and the root of life comes into our depths by connecting with our minds, our bodies, and our whole lifetimes, we cannot become the substantial entity of goodness. We must reach the standard of being able to connect with that entity.

We should be aware that Jesus was the man who came as the Father of all things in the Universe. In other words, he was the Father of myriads of people and he became the root of all life in this world. Therefore, Jesus became the root of goodness to the human beings who could not find the root of true life on this Earth. What is more, Jesus came to introduce the standard that can be the root of goodness to realize God’s Will in the human world. He is the root where the providential history that God has idealized is being unfolded in an obscure way

Since Jesus had a spirit and a body, he must have had internal and spiritual things, along with external and physical matters. Therefore, he must have had internal life and external life. Jesus established the central coordinates of life through living a life where the internal and the external are combined. He kept going to accomplish the standard that he wished, walking the course of the substantial entity for the sake of the Will on this Earth.

Although Jesus led a life suitable for him to fulfil such a mission, he did not attain the goal completely. That is why he had to wait 2,000 years to come back again. If the goal had been completely attained, then the Holy Spirit, Jesus and God would have come to live with us.

What do you think we have to inherit today from God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? Human beings on this Earth must inherit the ideal of substantial goodness that Jesus wished and upheld. They must then set up the concept of goodness, the religion of goodness, and the standard of goodness which can connect their minds and bodies and connect to God’s Shim Jung (heart). If you possess the root of Jesus’ good ideology, it will still put forth new shoots, no matter how many times it is cut off.

We men of faith must understand what the root of such goodness is, what the root of God’s Love is, and what is the root of God’s Life and His Will. The lives of human beings, who lost such a root cannot transcend the aspects of time and space. However, if today, from the position where we are restricted by time and space, we come to find the root of goodness that can live in the eternal relationship with goodness, we then can rise above the world of time and space.

 

Let Us Be the Harvest of Goodness Heaven Desires
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
March 3, 1957

A man of character keeps his promises

A man of character keeps his promises. If I say that you forced the promise I made upon me, and therefore I don’t have to keep it, then I am not a man of character. Law is a set of promises made on a public standard. Thus, all the people who live within its jurisdiction should keep it. If someone cannot keep it, then he should be punished by public regulation. This is the responsibility of the keepers of the law. No matter who initiated it, a promise must be kept. You will be a loser if you do not keep your promise. In making a promise, everyone has to come to an accord based on the common standard.

 

The Way of a Man of Character
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
1997

The nature of love

Only love can make two people become one body centring on True Love: father and son, husband and wife, and father and mother can make one body. When brothers unite centring on True Love, they become one body. Only True Love can make unity and oneness. This is not the love of receiving, but the love of giving.

 

True God’s Day
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 1, 1997

The Preciousness of Women

Are women very precious or not? When you say yes, think about history. Did women play a special role in history, enabling men to fulfill their role to go in God’s direction? Have you ever thought that you as a woman should be doing that? ~I am helping my husband or fiancée so that he can help the progress of the dispensation. I will continue to do so in the future.” Did you think that way when you answered, “Yes, women are precious”?

Whom do you resemble? You women have two eyes; they resemble very much the eyes of your own mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, all the way up in your ancestry to God. God is also feminine. Your eyes represent your origins or ancestors, and all of womankind In the future, your eyes will continue to be represented in your offspring. Do you sometimes think, I will revolutionize my eyes”? Perhaps you do something to your eyes to make them look different, like using eye shadow. But actually that doesn’t revolutionize your eyes. It’s only temporary. Four or five hours later, the eye shadow washes off and you’re back to the same situation. Nevertheless, your eyes are very precious because they represent history, all women, and the future of mankind.

Whom do women take after? The mother of mothers. We cannot think about history and mankind without women. They simply would not continue. History would never have existed without women. Today is very precious, of course, but the past is also precious, and the future is even more precious.

Just imagine: which would be more of a crisis in the world – a huge war between the two superpowers, or something that causes a decline in the number of women on the earth, so they become fewer and fewer, to the point where there is only one woman left? Which is a greater crisis-world war, or women diminishing? Think about how horrible it would be if, while the women were diminishing, men continued to exist in the same numbers. Just imagine for a moment – a man’s world without women. There could be no bigger crisis imaginable than men without women. If only a few women were left, what will happen to the men? How precious women would become. There are plenty of women now, so men think, “Well, there is one for me, no matter what.” But what if there were only one woman? Even if a man had all the wealth and power of America and the world, could he trade it for that one woman? No, because her value is even greater than that.

Have you ever stopped to think that you are so precious and great that you could not even be exchanged for all of America? The same goes for women without men. Just imagine that no men exist-just women. What kind of a world would that be? Men, like women, represent history. They represent the past and they are existing today for the future.

 

Precious Existence
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
July 19, 1987

God gave everything to man, man should give everything to woman

Since God gave everything to man, a man should want to give everything to a woman. Then the woman will want to give everything back to the man, and the man will want to give everything back to God. Things are created that way. When this give and take action takes place in a lively way, then the two will come into complete unity and never separate. That is the focal point of God’s love. When a man and woman are really in love and live in love, God is living there too. That is the most ideal place, the nucleus.

This is the secret of a subject/object relationship, the secret of being a spouse. Pour your love into your spouse; live for the sake of your spouse; do things for his sake, day after day. When he gets saturated, he may say, “Why are you doing all this? I don’t want this,” and he may even want to escape. But if you continue loving him, he will turn around and return your love. Love will grow. That is the Principle of Creation.

 

The Will And I
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
April 1, 1988

Perfection of Love

Men and women must individually walk that path toward perfection, then unite as couples and become the direct heirs of the lineage of God. By doing so, they will represent the perfection of the universe, as well as the fulfilment of the hope of mankind. United in true love, man and woman become one body, one spirit, one unit in the sight of God, and thus enter His direct dominion. Once that perfection of love is completed, no power under the sun can infiltrate or defile it. Not even the entire wealth of the world, including a huge chunk of solid diamond or gold, could buy such preciousness. It is priceless accomplishment.

 

Parents’ Day And Our Path
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
March 29, 1987

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