We need to get to the heart of the matter, and the matter is this: are we going to be free in this life, or are we going to keep postponing our happiness? Are we going to be happy, or are we going to remain in our ego?

The tendency of most people is to blame their problems on things outside of themselves. They forget this simple fact:

We are the problem. We are the solution.

Here is the crux of the problem:

The things we know we should do, we don’t do.

The things we know we should not do, we do.

That’s where the problem lies with all of humanity.

The problem is really this simple, but we want to make it more difficult. Basically, we do not want to change. But change is inevitable. Either we are changing for the better or we are changing for the worse. There is no such thing as the status quo. If we are not improving, we are deteriorating. If we are not learning more, we are forgetting more.

The more we forget to do what we know we should do, the more obstinate becomes our ego (false identity). If we waste our life making excuses for our shortcomings we will never get to the heart of the matter and we will never find permanent happiness.

Postponing changing for the better is self-deception.