The ego, being an illusion, creates illusory happiness based upon outer sources of desire. A happiness which, although is paid at a high price, is never delivered or, when it is, it soon abandons us, leaving us much unhappier than before.
The happiness, which abides beyond the ego, does not promise anything, it does not seduce us with forlorn desires, and is freely available for all of us.
It only needs our attention, the acknowlegment of its presence, no matter whether we appear to have all or nothing.
Hence, at least for a little while today, we can join the joyous dance taking place within, and suspend our ongoing strife to achieve happiness without.
We can look within, immediately finding the happiness we keep seeking elsewhere. Perhaps this is also an illusion, yet unlike the other it does not cost anything.
Image: by Baldassarre Peruzzi, born 7 March 1481, Sun and Moon in Pisces, Italian architect.