Handbook To Higher Consciousness
The Living Love Theory of Happiness
The Living Love Theory of Happiness
Most people are trapped in patterns of consciousness that result
in widespread unhappiness, alienation, fears, continuous conflict, etc. Instead of
realizing the cornucopia that life offers us, our
programming creates lives characterized by tension and a low level of enjoying life.
The way we currently process, interpret, perceive and act upon incoming stimuli is
responsible for our inability to be happy one hundred per cent of the time. We are
all beautiful beings but our lower consciousness security, sensation and power
programming causes us to make ourselves unhappy.
Happiness varies inversely with one’s addictions.
Addictions are programmed expectations, demands, absolute
necessities, desires, or models of how the world should be that automatically
trigger negative emotions such as anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety, irritation,
resentment, grief, etc. Every addiction makes one vulnerable to suffering. When one
understands how the experience of happiness and unhappiness is generated, it becomes
evident that all unhappiness is due to addictive models that determine our perception
and motivation. Even physical pain does not produce unhappiness unless one has an
addiction for being free from pain. It is the addiction, not the pain, that generates
The Predicament of Life.
The changing energy stream of life in which we live
satisfies some addictions and leaves others unsatisfied. In other words, we win some
and we lose some. Even when we win, we then unwittingly create another addictive
demand that must be lived out in a robot-like fashion. We usually attempt to change
our win-lose odds by more money, knowledge, prestige, or power. These lines of
endeavor never make enough change in the win-some,
lose-some pattern to produce a high level enjoyment of life. Our expectations
and demands continue to dominate our consciousness and create an unsatisfactory
experience of life as long as we have any addictive programming.
Unsatisfied addictions dominate our consciousness, make us unable to
love unconditionally, keep our rational minds churning, lead our consciousness into
futuring and pasting instead of enjoying the here and
now and make us trigger negative emotions in an attempt to manipulate the people in
the world around us. The unfulfilled addictive demands produce the experience of
suffering and unhappiness. The addictions we satisfy give us only brief pleasure.
That which satisfies an addiction soon tends to form a new addiction that our nervous
system indiscriminately protects and enhances. Regardless of whether or not we get
what we want, we are still vulnerable to fear, grief, or anger that can generate the
experience of unhappiness.
The Unworkable Solution.
Our ancestors, throughout eons of jungle life,
developed nervous systems that effectively guarded our species against external
dangers. Over 99% of the people in the world today are stuck with nervous systems
that usually operate by blaming the outside world for any problems they experience.
We organize our perceptions and energies into trying to make our lives work by
programming that is ultra efficient at comparing the outside world with our inner
addictive models — thus triggering emergency alarms of anger, fear, grief,
frustration, or jealousy when they do not correspond. When we operate on lower
consciousness levels, we trigger emotions that generate forceful actions in an
attempt to change the outside world so that it corresponds with our security,
sensation and power addictions. The result is a roller-coasting between pleasure and
pain (which we try to ameliorate by increasing our skill at manipulation) meanwhile
maintaining a social veneer of politeness, diplomacy and a shallow degree of warmth
and love. Conscious people always have a choice of>whether to try to modify the
actions of people around them or to change their responses to the incoming
The Way To Happiness.
The practical solution to the problem of continuously enjoying our lives is to
re-train our biocomputers so that the first response to a life situation is to
harmonize our energies with the outside world instead of trying to force the outside
world to fit our inner patterns. Unconditionally loving communication (which is not
addicted to results) will usually permit the adjustments to occur that we need for
harmonizing our energies. Every addiction leaves us vulnerable; preferences enable us
to continually enjoy life. When our biocomputers operate from preferential
programming, our happiness is not affected — regardless of whether the outside
world fits our preferences or not. This permits us to enjoy the here and now of our
lives, to remain centered at all times, to love unconditionally, to avoid
subject-object manipulation, to feel secure and invulnerable, to increase our insight
and perceptiveness and to feel at home in the world.
When our biocomputers are retrained to interact with our world in these ways, we
find that life gives us the optimum in security, sensations, power and love. The
Living Love Way does far more than enable a person to passively adjust to the here
and now of his or her life; it is a dynamic system for retraining one’s
consciousness to live an effective life that is continuously enjoyable.