Be happy, be free
There are three traits in human consciousness: looking good, feeling good and being good. The most important is being good. Is looking good wrong? It is not a question of right or wrong. There exists a deeper meaning to it. People sacrifice feeling good and being good for the sake of looking good. When looking good is not based on being good, then life becomes a mess.
The world runs on the illusion of looking good. If you do not look good, you will not survive this rat race, little realising that even if you win, you continue to be a rat. Are people happy in spite of being successful? Why is it that many successful people continue to be miserable? The reason being that they do not know the art of being happy. A study done on happy people showed that happy people were good finders. They always seek and find something good even in the bad.
Use the image of looking good but do not be used by the image of looking good. Just as you wear a dress, but you are not the dress. To be happy, be free from any image of yourself. Be empty of image, thoughts and conclusions. This inner emptiness is joy. This is a new way of looking.
People throughout the world want only good things to be spoken of them. So, it is clear that we are all seeking goodness. Being a good individual requires facing problems. In fact, being a bad individual also involves facing problems. Problems are part of life; hence, train your mind to enjoy problems. Just as you go to a gym and enjoy the workout in spite of sweating, train your mind to enjoy problems.