You can’t outsource happiness

Another Goody from my mate Jim Palmer…

Jim Palmer


“You outsource most of your life. “Outsourcing” is obtaining goods or services from an outside supplier. This is your model for having peace, well-being, and contentment in life. You depend on an outside supplier. And so we cling. And this clinging is part of the ignorance that causes our suffering.

You say to yourself:

“If only I had…
… more money, a bigger house, a more fulfilling job, a different family, better friends, a different church, a new car, more success, the latest iPhone, improved health, less stress, someone who loved me better…

If only I could…
… lose 25 pounds, take a vacation, get married again, eat Ben & Jerry’s ice cream without putting on weight, follow my dreams and passion, …
I’d be happy.”

It’s a lie. None of this is true except in your mind. That’s actually where your entire problem is – your head.

Happiness is…

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