Lesson 35, reason 485: It is not enough not to react to negative situations; we must proactively create positive experiences as well. (For we are responsible for our own happiness, as I have said ad nauseum.) We cannot live our lives merely hoping to avoid pain. We must also create beauty and promote both loving-kindness and enjoyment. Sometimes this is difficult to do, as it requires energy, purpose and self care. But there is more to life than skating by, even in the absence of pain. It is important that we seek to make the most of it.
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