Whenever you are miserable that simply means that you are not yourself. Some idea has taken possession of you; some idea has displaced you. You have wavered from your centering Whenever you are yourself — centred, unwavering, here and now — misery is impossible. To be is to be blissful. Not to be is to be miserable. And the way to be miserable is to go away — either into the past or into the future, but never to be herenow.