"One cannot seek happiness, for it is the result of realizing the Truth. The personality, which has security and pleasure as its aims, cannot be happy. Pursuing pleasure or safety will entail covering up any unpleasant or frightening truths. This automatically closes Joy. For Joy is the radiance of the heart when Truth is appreciated." ~ Almaas
The ‘danger’ lies not in covering up any ‘unpleasant or frightening’ truths, there are no such truths. Those characterizations are the result of mistaken interpretation. The danger lies in covering up limiting beliefs which render these truths unpleasant or frightening. These beliefs will, over time, poison all I look upon and Joy will not be experienced as long as these beliefs are the operating system with which I walk the earth.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again