Al, profound read,
“the house, the car, the marriage, the kids, the closet” then you get them and you feel no different about life than you ever did. These things are not life as we are indoctrinated to believe!
And when you say, “We come up with arbitrary reasons we will be happy, little do we know that those hypothesis rarely become the things that make us feel whole”…….So true.
When you decide you want to be free. Not freedom from all the stuff you have grown up to believe. But freedom itself. Then you start asking a lot of questions about the relevance of what society says.
Then you see it’s a bunch of made up thoughts and agreement realities that people have bought into as to what’s important
You see that thoughts have usurped the power in your life. They are simply knowledge that you have accumulated. To know what it means to love beyond what thought tells you. That is life. That is creativity, freedom and love.