By Elvira Sisca
Connecticut Pioneer Branch
My kids say
My dog loves me
Because I feed him,
Makes him feel good.
I feed my husband all his favorites
So he can feel good.
He says he loves me.
Have I discovered how to be loved
So I too can feel good?
Is feeling good the answer to life?
Always about food, fame, fortune,
But these things are fleeting, impermanent, always changing.
Still, we want to feel good.
What’s wrong with that?
Isn’t it the answer to happiness?
But the enlightened would say:
A truly feel-good life
Is about unmasking our selfish wants
(The root of all our suffering),
Transcending the human condition
And discovering health and happiness
In the joy of being
A beneficial presence
In this beautiful world.
It seems feeling good is quite simple!