The Finding Of The Self (Mine)
It's interesting how One can be fairly together, on-track, and happy one day, and completely lost the next. On top of that...One might not even know they were lost, well enough how to find themselves. That brings us to clarity. When all things are exactly as they should be - you are in a state of clarity. Assuming, of course, that you're right, and things ARE as they should be. Indulge me for a sec - I'm going to lead you in circles.
You are always exactly where you are meant to be. You are always in the right place. If you feel you are in the wrong place, then you needed to be there in order to learn what the right place IS so you could get there. So there is value in every place. Happiness? No, but value? Yes. Great quote for you from the movie A Good Year (a real favorite of mine btw) from Uncle Henry Skinner: "You'll come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of losing, however, can elicit great wisdom. Not least of which is how much more enjoyable it is to win. It's inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is not to make a habit of it." Brilliant. Seeing the value in loosing, which few people shoot for, but do indeed encounter.
So if you are always where you are meant to be, how are you lost? Because you can't see. Being depressed, for example, gives little if any vision. Unless, of course, you express it. Fantastic poetry, paintings, etc can evolve from depression. As an aside, it's because in expressing it you are letting it go, so it's taken on a new form. But we were on seeing your path. Clarity is about seeing where you are, where you are going, and whether it's TRULY working for you. And how do you know that it's working for you? because it elicits Joy.
THUS, when you are in a state of joy, you are clear, and when you are clear, it elicits a state of joy.
In sum, yes darling, it's best to be clear, and thus joyous, and thus clear.