We are not for fame or money; we are trying to find that illusionary path to happiness.
But for most, once they become rich or famous, they still miss what was they were looking for in the first place-Happiness. Most people fail to reach what they are looking for because they look in the wrong place. Happiness doesn’t come from the outside; it comes from the inside.
Rumi’s “Seven principles of a graceful life ” helps us travel inward and find the real fame and wealth to help us obtain the happiness we desperately want.
In The last principle of the seven graceful life, Rumi said, Be what you are.”
If we follow this one graceful principle of life, the door to our inside opens, and we can reach the happiness we are looking for.
This principle is about truth, honesty, and integrity. Simply be honest to everyone, moreover to yourself.
The seven principal of life, “ either appear as you are….. Or be as you appear.”
In search of that illusionary happiness, we all try to appear like others and be like others.
Hence, we are left constantly changing the mask to appear like someone else.
Primarily, fear is the source of our unhappiness-fear of failure, rejection, fear of not being loved, and fear of being punished. This fear forces us to never remove the mask instead of continuing to change it.
If we could get rid of this illusionary fear and find our true selves, we would open the door to genuine, long-lasting happiness- be yourself, and accept who you are.