The Problem Isn’t Materialism

The Dalai Lama teaches, “the problem isn’t materialism as such, it is the underlying assumption that full satisfaction can arise from gratifying the senses alone.”
Our cat Nellie’s quest for happiness is limited to food, a comfortable place to sleep, watching birds out the window, and avoiding the rocking chair. Most animals search for happiness is limited to the satisfaction of sensory demands and desires.
But we humans have the chance and opportunity to experience pure joy and happiness at a much more intense level. This joy doesn’t come from satisfying any sensory gratification.
No, the joy that can even overcome any unhappiness comes from a special place or gene God put in each human.
Consider what brings you joy and happiness that doesn’t satisfy any sensory desire. When you do you will not only discover your humanity, you will discover that hidden path that God has planned for you to take all along.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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