VxPoem ID: 26288
Posted: January 5th. 2007 1:05:50 PM
by Stewart Bitkoff
Age Group: Adult
And the student sat before the Master and questioned, "Happiness is a transitory thing. It is as illusive as a spring day in winter. One moment I am laughing and the next sad. Master, tell me what I must do to balance myself and find lasting happiness?"
And the Master sat, with eyes closed, for what seemed like an hour to the young student. Finally, the Master opened his eyes and softly spoke, "True and lasting happiness is found by immersing yourself in the river of your soul and, when the water has changed you, helping others. One of the great ones has said, 'A happy man thinks happy thoughts.' Yet, how do you get to a place where you think only happy thoughts? That is the mystery. It was not until I immersed myslef in my own river and was changed, did I fully understand how this was possible."
In the ensuing silence, the student wondered how long he had to swim in the water of his own soul before he experienced an answer. Dr. Stewart Bitkoff
Excerpt from "Journey of Light: Trilogy"
by Dr. Stewart Bitkoff
Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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