MANIFESTO

Manifesto - selected quotes - area: emotional states of existence

[BALANCE]

[154] "Everything in nature, in its natural course, is in balance. In the entire universe of God, opposite potentials exist and are counterbalanced: "positive"and "negative"ones with an uneven distribution which stems from the work of creation and its laws, thus enabling the functioning of the entirety in accordance with the intention and will of the Creator. Human emotional life in its natural form is also in balance (and it always strives for balance) between states which we perceive as negative (unpleasant) and positive (pleasant), including between: sadness and joy, and suffering and happiness."
[155] "Being integrated in the possibilities granted to us by the Creator, and through the intellect received from Him, we are able to change the world around us and shape it according to our human will. (...) Just as we shape the physical world around us, so we can, if we want to of course, shape our internal, emotional world in a way that is more advantageous to us. It is not about trying to be in the state of permanent joy, euphoria, or happiness, because surely we would quickly stop enjoying those states of mind. In order to appreciate joy and the positive sides of life, sad situations must occur as their opposites - we can say that sadness was invented by God for us to be able to truly appreciate joy. (...)"
[156] "The philosophy and religion of the Joy of Existence promotes the pursuit of developing positive states of being and shaping the micro reality around us so that our positive states outweigh the negative ones."
[157] "Emotional states are the result of the inertia of events which take place in our life. One sad, even petty situation can ruin our mood for long hours to come, and sometimes even for days. A more serious sad event can put us in the state of sorrow for many months or even years. While an event that is enjoyable for us can easily put us in a positive and happy mood. By being happy and by sharing our joy with the surrounding world we are able to create the micro reality around us in a way that is positive/desirable to us. However, by remaining in the "trenches"of our sadness and suffering for a long time we adopt a restrained, passive attitude, we close ourselves off to positive energies and through ceasing to act positively we devoid ourselves of the possibility of positively influencing our future."

[SADNESS]

[158] "We cannot escape from distressing situations and events. We can always be given a "bad" look, someone could say something mean to us, we could always be falsely slandered for something, lose our job, get sick, have an accident or lose a loved one. The occurrence of these events in the human world is completely natural. That is our world, we exist in it and we won't break away from these type of events. Moreover, without these events human life would basically lose meaning conferred upon it by the Creator. However, the way we approach the possibility of these events taking place and the way we receive the events themselves depends solely on us (...)"
[163] "In most cases, however, let us remember that the Creator equipped us with a true blessing - the mechanism of forgetting, which causes an automatic removal of information that is unnecessary in our current functioning and an erasure of strong emotions. It is thanks to that mechanism that we are able to rise again after life's hardships, failures, and suffering."
[164] "If you want to be happy in life you should always, above all else, try to focus on the positive aspects of life and develop positive states of mind. You should remember about the past and the unpleasant events which happened to you, but you cannot remain absorbed with worries from the past - in order to be happy you need to live in the present and use the past solely as a lesson for the future. Appreciate the present and cherish every moment, every frame of reality displayed to you, while simultaneously, step-by-step, building your future as well as that of your loved ones. Remember every joyful moment and treat joy as the natural life environment for yourself and happiness will arrive on its own as the natural state of your life's balance."

[JOY]

[165] "What is Joy? You probably know best what Joy is to you. I will tell you what Joy is to me. My first 50 joys in an alphabetical order are:

a beautiful, sunny day

a beautifully smelling bouquet of flowers

a candlelight dinner

a feeling of fulfilled duty

a good deed

a great comedy

a meadow of flowers

a moment of sweet downtime

a new book

a new car

a paragliding flight

a sense of achievement through the work that we do

a trip to the unknown with dad

being hugged by your mom

being proud of our child

clouds floating in the sky

cold coke with ice on a hot day

crispness of the morning

every joy of a loved one

first bicycle

first kiss

first sex

first words: mommy, daddy

getting my paycheck

God's energy

good sex

harmony of smells

harmony of sounds

harmony of tastes

joy from every gift received

joy from giving a gift

morning fog over a meadow

our child's first steps

reaching the top of a high mountain

rest after a hard day

saying "I do" to a loved one before God

snuggling up to a wonderfully soft pillow

support of the family

the birth of our child

the first day of summer vacation

the joy of a beggar who gets from me even the smallest bill

the love of a loved one

the rustle of trees in the wind

the sight of birds in the sky

the smell of air after a thunderstorm

the smell of a loved one

the smell of freshly cut grass

the smell of morning coffee

the touch of a loved one

wonderfully soothing music

This is what Joy is to me in its 50 first renditions.
Everyday, natural joy of life - the conscious existence received from God.
Were you expecting something else? Nothing else is needed here."
[166] "Make your own list of joy and return to it as often as possible. Joy is a state of mind which must be consciously tended to - just like a beautiful garden that we want to always remain beautiful."
[167] "The philosophy and religion of the Joy of Existence is the simplest, yet at the same time the deepest and purest reciprocal human expression of gratuity for that which we receive from the Creator, God, without any prerequisites. Through the philosophy and religion of the Joy of Existence - by acting the way that the Creator planned for us in the work of creation in every moment of our life - we thank God for what He gives us through the gift of life - for every moment's Joy of our existence which is entirely anchored in Him."
[169] "There is no greater and more wonderful gift from God to people than the self-awareness of life granted to people - the self-awareness of existence. God wants us to live the life we have been given consciously, according to the rules He created for us, which stem from the traits conferred upon us: in terms of our species and individually through the nature integrated in Him."
[171] "The human being loves to disregard that which comes easy to him or her, treating it as a given. We "deserve it", therefore all that we have every day is already normal, common, ordinary - and that is why it must be "lousy", and we begin to search for God Himself somewhere far away, in the other world, in unreal theologies and religions. What vanity though!"
[172] "Human ignorance in perceiving God's gifts that we receive "for free "is astounding. God is present in all that surrounds us, in everything that we receive, in everything we say, in everything we think - in everything that we are. Thus, He is in us giving us permission to be part of His work of creation. And let us thank HIM for that. For the possibility of a conscious receipt of the wonderful life that will not happen to our consciousness for the second time."