Rabbi Israel Ben-Eliezer said, “Happiness can break walls”. My question is, why do we still build them? We build physical walls, I saw the old Berlin Wall. We build emotional walls around our hearts, that’s why we are so guarded and have a hard time letting others in. We build mental walls that prevent us from the motivation, will and desire to achieve that which we were made to do. We even build spiritual walls between ourselves and G-d, between ourselves and others and even just within ourselves. Why? What for? Is it to prevent us from getting hurt, from feeling pain, from not loving our neighbor. I’m confused.
It seems that for whatever reason, we will always build walls. Its just human nature. The key however, is to be happy, because happiness can break down those barriers. I can give you a strong testimony of how we have ever capability to choose to be happy. No matter how rough and tough your day was, you can choose to look at it optimistically and recollect all the good moments or you can focus on the negativity of those few moments that went wrong. You can choose to be happy even when you are dealing with something so burdensome, you don’t know whether you will make it to tomorrow or not. Happiness is not an end result. Happiness is a journey, daily, that must be willed for. You cannot just sit around and wait for happiness to fall upon you. First off, it won’t happen. Second, you’ll end up more miserable because you expected it. So here’s to today. To the motivation for being happy. To work towards happiness. To surround yourself with happy people and people who help make you happy. To the daily journey of not only a mindset but an emotional, physical and spiritual attribute to your life. Here’s to happiness because I truly believe that with happiness, nothing is impossible!
Go out and break down those wall!