Roland Dürre
Thursday September 12th, 2013

Basically, It Is Quite Easy, Isn’t It ? …

… Being Happy!
An evening at leisure after a long day. The next morning will come, anyway. I will wake up around 6.30 a.m. – And at 8.15 a.m., I will leave the house and start my way by bike to the important meeting at ten o’ clock.

So here I am sitting shortly before going to sleep and planning to absolutely enjoy this one hour and 45 minutes at home tomorrow morning. And I can go to sleep with a satisfied smile on my face.

It happens as it was planned. This is a beautiful morning. Because that is how I wanted it. Consequently, on departure, I already look forward to the more than 1.5 hours on my bike that lie ahead. I am totally aware of what I want and will do.

The weather is fine – which is another reason to be happy! Yet I know that I would enjoy the ride just as much if it rained. It is nice to ride a bike.

I arrive at my destination and meet my colleagues. It is an important meeting. I will do all I can towards making it a good meeting. So we can all be content when we return. And continue to have success on our sides. That is my firm desire. Otherwise, nothing I am doing would make sense!

And thus the day continues …

This is how I will live! Hour after hour, I will live my life in this way. Because I love myself. Consequently, I want to do well by me. I always look forward to the next hour. It is my firm desire to make good use of time and achieve what is best. Both for myself and the persons around me. I decide that nothing and nobody will disturb me in the future.

It sounds rather hazardous, doesn’t it? But I manage to make it work better each day. In fact, I think it is some small miracle…

Why don’t you try it yourself? Always look forward to the next hour and your next activity! Enjoy time and how you spend it! Try it – start now!

You will see: it actually works.

(Translated by EG)

I really surprised myself with how I managed to do it. As I see it, my teacher and friend  Rupert set the groundwork and Nadja gave me the final push (Schubs). And many of my friends also helped. But finally, it was me who did it. It wasn’t easy. But it is worth the effort!

4 Kommentare zu “Basically, It Is Quite Easy, Isn’t It ? …”

  1. Nadja Petranovskaja (Thursday September 12th, 2013)

    Lieber Roland, das ist sooooooo schön!! Und ich habe nie daran gezweifelt, dass du das schaffst 🙂

    Weil es mich spontan inspiriert hat, hier meine Blogantwort darauf:

  2. Chris Wood (Saturday September 14th, 2013)

    Roland, I do not mind you and Nadja being happy, but do you need to publicise it? Think of the effect it has on a miserable friendless old cynic, to be told that it is easy to be happy!
    So, if he is unhappy, he must blame himself!
    Consider the following verse from my favourite poem, “The City of Dreadful Night”. The writer tries to console his fellow depressives:-

    My Brother, my poor Brothers, it is thus,
    This life holds nothing good for us
    But it ends soon and never more can be.
    I ponder these thoughts and they comfort me.

    That’s the sort of stuff I like to read, (when not enjoying good blues music).

    Or consider the following from Omar Khayyam, (Fitzgerald translation):-

    “Tis all a Chequer-board of nights and days
    Where Destiny with men for Pieces plays:
    Hither and thither moves, and mates and slays,
    And one by one back in the closet lays.”

    So life is as pointless as chess.

  3. rd (Sunday September 15th, 2013)

    Hi Chris! Warum veröffentliche ich so etwas? Vielleicht, um mich selbst weiter zu überzeugen. Schreib ich doch zu allererste für mich. Vielleicht aber auch um aus meiner Sicht wertvolle Erfahrung zu teilen.

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