Heir to Gladness

Mankind in pursuit of happiness strays into many a far country. On the other side of the fence or over a distant hill, joy beckons but ever seems to elude mortals. Spirit is the source of joy. Through the material senses one can no more capture joy, a spiritual quality, than he can pocket a sunbeam. Man, the idea of Spirit, is heir to gladness. His legacy of joy is inviolate.

In human experience one of mortal mind's most persistent and insidious arguments is that man is separated from joy, that his peace is liable to disruption, and that his happiness is fleeting and insecure. This claim should be recognized for what it is a lie dependent only upon mortal acquiescence to give it life. Whether posing as a trifling incident or as a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, unhappiness is fraudulent.

Truth Helps Animals
March 8, 1947

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