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The greater your self-focus, the less will be your happiness. The more you define happiness, the harder it is to find. Happiness is discovered through simple joys, not by a detailed, self-focused plan.
Our self-focused desires are never fully satisfied. If we don’t learn to resist them, they will dominate and define us.
Self-focus entangles us in desire. Self-forgetfulness frees us to follow wisdom. When self-focus dominates your life, you stay stuck in your own feelings, desires, and opinions.
To be focused on self is to obscure everything else. Self-focus blurs reality. Truth is found beyond self.
When you lose yourself in serving others your desire-driven self-focus drifts away as you joyously spread kindness. Self-forgetfulness is a gift you give yourself because it frees you from the chains of self-focus.
Our conscience is designed to help us control our desires. Too often we let our desires drown out our conscience.
One of the greatest blessings in life is to forget about yourself and focus on the beauty and delight all around you. The grace that can make us citizens of the kingdom of God can also give us the desire and the power to deny self.