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SECRET OF HAPPINESS

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SECRET OF HAPPINESS

SECRET OF HAPPINESS



If a morsel

Of

Egoism on the altar of love one sacrifices  
Each day 

Manifold 

The gains of heart and soul in happiness  
Would be!



© Demetrios Trifiatis
 13 NOVEMBER 2013

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 8:16:00 AM

    There is much wisdom in these few words. There is a danger however with a complete lack of ego, because then one can cease to love themselves and start to believe they are not worthy of love. I believe God gives us many gifts including ego and we humans find a way to misuse them.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/16/2014 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thankfully we have a God who practices what he preaches. Without his ultimate sacrifice we would all be lost.
    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 1/16/2014 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My good friend, Richard, thank you so much for your generous comment and kind visit! To reply to your observations I have to say: a) I talk about a morsel of egoism b) When there is love, true love the other person who loves you, will never take advantage of you but care for you more than you can care for yourself! Since you brought God into the picture, please go to Saint John chapter 15:13 " Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. How could one do that when egoism prevails? God bless you my friend!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:32:00 AM

    ohh. D.. well said with such deep insight... ego is fear-based and therefore, with such, one can;t fully love... precious write..:) huggs

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 11/13/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you, Nette, for your kind visit and comment!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 10:30:00 AM

    a true philosopher! well-said!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 11/13/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ilene, my dear, thank you! Yes, I am a Ph.D. philosopher, a Greek word that means " Friend of Wisdom" but even though I am a 'friend of wisdom' IT DOESN'T mean that wisdom considers me a friend of hers! Ha-ha! You so gentle, thank you again!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 9:40:00 AM

    So sadly true that some people can't see past their egos!True happiness comes when you become more selfless I think..Great poem you have penned here! luv,Deb

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 11/13/2013 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Deb, for your first visit! I much appreciate your kindness and your heartfelt comment!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 8:58:00 AM

    This is the wisdom you are noted for, my dear poet...lovely....

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 11/13/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my dear poetess for your appreciation!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 6:31:00 AM

    I have found that out long ago that egoism will always get in the way of true happiness! There is a definite sacrifice there for happiness to be received! I really enjoyed reading this enlightening poem this morning! What a fantastic piece my friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 5:07:00 AM

    It's true, sometimes our ego gets in the way of our complete happiness. Another wise thought, Demetrios. :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 11/13/2013 5:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much dea,r Becca! Yes, it is true what you say, unfortunately lots of people do not see it and are not willing to sacrifice the ego in return for happiness!
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 3:37:00 AM

    - Glad for your happiness in love - Lovely poem, Demetrios ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 11/13/2013 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    than you my dear, Anne Lise!