HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE
Are you aware of the energy stream of joy that is constantly available and flowing through your life? Conscious awareness of the joy that courses through your day and activities is the absolute best way to bring more of it into your life and start living your life as you are meant to, happy. Let’s take cooking as an example. There are really great gifts in treating yourself right by creating a good meal, but if you are thinking of cooking as drudgery or boring your focus obviously isn’t on the idea of treating yourself right; or if it is, you are negating the potential for happiness with your resistant feelings about cooking. Consider that you may have a habit of thinking that you can change. The question to ask yourself is, “How can I shift my energy and focus to open up to positivity around cooking?” You may have to practice shifting from what you are feeling to exploring the idea of “Where is the joy in cooking for me?”. Choose the energy you want to be in because you do have the power of choice about what you think and see in life. In our cooking example you can start the process by telling yourself how much you appreciate caring for your body, mind and spirit and feeling that goodness inside of you. You can immediately recognize your connection with joy when you hit upon an idea of what feels good about enjoying a healthy meal. Think about how healthy it is to source fresh ingredients and how enjoyable it is to have good food and to honor what fuels you from the earth. You are creating a new more expansive perspective of yourself as you choose to happy in the moment, and when you do something from a feeling of love; rather than it is a chore.
HAPPINESS COMES FROM WITHIN
While often we look for things or people to bring us happiness, the truth is that happiness comes from within every time. Even when we receive the delight or surprise of happiness from an unexpected circumstance or relationship, we have already internally created a sense of appreciation for the experience by delighting in our perception of it as a possibility before it occurred. In other words, our sphere of influence includes enjoyment of happy experiences that we may not expect, but we may be receptive to receive. The way this happens is using our emotions to guide us to what makes us feel happy (desires), and finding fulfillment in basking in the idea of those things before they come into manifestations.
Within you is the ability to let go of struggle by using your thoughts and emotions to come into balance with your essential (joyful) self. You have done this many times in the past unconsciously. To consciously know the truth that this is your creative (super)power – to intentionally bring more joy into your experiences and activities – allows fulfillment to grow stronger and more common in all areas of your life. In other words, the outer experience is a reflection of your inner state of well-being. As you free yourself from the grip of needless, unconscious, limited thinking around having to struggle in order to gain anything you have cleared the pathway for ease, grace, joy and happiness to shine through your days. It starts with choosing to feel happy within, first, and allowing yourself to appreciate those good feeling experiences around you every day.
HOW DO YOU BRING FORTH HAPPINESS?
How do you bring forth happiness within? It’s about intention, quieting the mind, breathing into your consciousness and allowing yourself to connect to your joy. You can activate the energy of joy and love in your heart by seeing what’s good in your life and focusing on the happy feelings of imagining more of the same. Say to yourself, “I have an abundance of happiness in my life. I see my happiness in … my home, my work, my friends, my family, my team, my community, etc.” Let your heart open to feel the connection to joy as you imagine those situations, events and people. This is your path, your life and your happiness. Clear it to appreciate all the good and happiness that you are meant to have in your life every day.
This is the new consciousness that is awakening the world. Be open to the possibilities that in everything, including the seeming mundane, is the joy of loving all you are and what you do in your day. Science has shown that if you are a happy person you are more likely to have success in life.
BRING FORTH MORE HAPPINESS
Harness your happiness by:
- Self-Respect –Know have respect for your unique powers of intention, imagination, conscious choice and the right to be happy. We are all on this journey together but each of us has unique creative abilities and expression that make the journey more enjoyable, rich and fulfilling. Honor your gifts and creativity and how they complement the larger community.
- Self-Care – Be sure to take time to rest, relax, and create on the inner plane before jumping into action. You’ll find that inspired action is more efficient and enjoyable than slogging through something. Take responsibility for your well-being and give yourself the satisfaction of taking care of what you need in the moment.
- Empower your true self by finding inner fulfillment through knowing what has meaning for you, your values, the good you create and your power to manifest it. Find ways to serve by sharing innate or cultivated gifts, wisdom and abilities. The word needs you!
- Be appreciative of the people and experiences that have brought you to the threshold of who you are now. There is plenty more where that came from, and fortunately for you, now you are ready to harness your inner happiness to bring more abundant joy into your future experiences.
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