by Ray Jason
It is a few dawns before Christmas in the year 2016. As someone who finds his spirituality in the Cathedral of Nature, I note that today is the shortest day of the year. Tomorrow the spheres will align so that the light will increase and the darkness decrease. May we humans one day also adjust ourselves to embrace the light and renounce the darkness.
And it is in this spirit that I share this Christmas essay with you. My topic is one of the Really Big Ones – HAPPINESS. We all seek it – and yet so few of us attain it. Because I am blessed in this regard, I’d like to share that gift with you.
As you know from reading my essays, I devote a lot of time and thought to what a friend disparagingly calls “The Domain of Dread.” Consequently, those who really know me are puzzled by how I remain so happy. Given the fact that I spend so much time focused on the injustices and tragedies of this world, they find my cheerfulness bewildering. My secret is not some “answer” concocted from rainbows and unicorns. It can actually be achieved by simply changing one’s perspective.