Bruce Di Marsico wrote thousands of pages about happiness and unhappiness and about The Option Method. So many of these writings seem to capture the essence of his teachings in yet another unique way. Here is one that I find particularly wonderful. These are the words that stopped me in my tracks when I first met Bruce in 1971 and reverberate through my psyche every day to this day. This is the core of The Option Method. It is at the center of what we teach here at Dialogues in Self Discovery, an endeavor devoted to Di Marsico’s original teachings. Come and learn The Option Method with us and spread this beautiful message of love, hope and freedom.
“The Absolute Truth is simple:
There is no such thing as unhappiness.
People have believed there was.
You have been one of those people.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, to cause unhappiness.
Since there is no unhappiness, and never can be, no one has to be afraid of anything.
There is nothing to be afraid of or angry about.
Nothing that happens can bring about unhappiness.
There have been many symptoms of people who have believed in unhappiness. No symptoms of unhappiness exist, but symptoms of belief in it have.
Once you know the truth that all is happiness, you will have reminders.
All that is can be the cause of your awareness of the truth.
If you believe that unhappiness could happen in any of the many ways you can do that, your body, your mind, your heart, your very self will remind you of what you were believing.
You will not like what you are thinking, doing, feeling, etc.
In order to make the reality of happiness real in your life, there is only one thing to do:
Have the perfect awareness that unhappiness does not exist. Have the perfect awareness that you have changed. Have the perfect awareness that you do not believe what you used to believe.
Have the perfect awareness that happiness is the cause and destiny of all you are and do and all that is.
Every feeling is a reminder. All feelings and thoughts are awareness. Each feeling and thought makes you aware of what you believe about your future.
Keep the faith. Believe in happiness.
Believe that happiness permeates all that is real and that happiness will naturally manifest itself to you in your life.
Give it room.
Remind yourself always of the truth.
You are never going to be unhappy.”
From The Option Method: The Myth of Unhappiness, Vol. 1, page 21-22.