The gateway to joy
There are two domains of life. You can either live in the light or the darkness, the oneness or the separateness. When you are in the light, the circumstances of life have no power. You are happy, alive, and free. You are full of love and life works incredibly. When you are in the darkness, the circumstances of life have total power and life is painful.
In this state of darkness, we are convinced that happiness and upsets come from outside of ourselves. We then go through life trying to force people and life to be a certain way. We fight, resist, hang on, and withdraw. We destroy love and sabotage our lives. This is the realm of fear, upset, and suffering.