Today's tidbits from a book called "Body Mind Balancing":
If people are ecstatic, then the whole pattern of this society will have to change. This society exists on misery. Misery is a great investment for this society. So we bring up children … from the very beginning we create a leaning toward misery. That’s why they always choose misery.
In the morning everybody has a choice. And not only in the morning, every moment there is a choice to be miserable or to be happy. You always choose to be miserable because that has become a habit, a pattern; you have always done that. You have become efficient at doing it; it has become a track. The moment your mind has to choose, it immediately flows toward misery.
Every child is born ecstatic. Every child is born a god. And every man dies a madman.
If you become one with anything you become blissful. If you separate yourself from anything, even if it is happiness, you will become miserable.