When is the last time you remember feeling real HAPPINESS (time free of stress and anxiety) in your life? Was it when you watched one of your kids learn to ride a bike? Was it when you learned to ride a bike? Your wedding or divorce day, LOL? Maybe it was the last time you used drugs? Maybe, it has been so long you can no longer remember what it feels like and HAPPINESS is something for others but not for you. Maybe your life feels filled with stress, anxiety, worry and uncertainty? Let’s change that!
Unfortunately for many of us there is a tendency to forget how joyous and wonderful life really is. We are MIRACLES! Each and every one of us. And yet, we so often treat ourselves and our loved ones as after thoughts. I want to point you towards rekindling your connection to all that is miraculous and wonderful about your life.
Life is all about remembering and rediscovering the JOY, LOVE and EASE of one’s experience. It is not about trying to find relief from stress, anxiety and the negative thinking that we innocently all too often, believe. We are part of life, why would we exist to suffer? No other expressions of life do. Is it even possible for life, creation itself, to suffer? I think not but that is a different conversation.
We tend to get wrapped up exploring the causes of our issues, trying to understand and rationalize our problems rather than simply moving on from them. We tend to not realize that this innocent act or for some compulsion to make sense of or avoid ‘negative’ experience focuses our attention onto that which we do not want. We try desperately to keep our stress, anxieties and negativity at arm’s length with tricks and techniques while missing the simple fact that they are all made of thought. Our own thoughts, no less.
For giggles take a second and consider whether your partner, spouse, dog, neighbour, ever does something that really bothers you one day but not the next. Then ask yourself why that might be.
Accepting responsibility for one’s role in the creation of one’s own misery is eye opening and to be honest can be challenging. (And no, we do not create positivity as it is already there in our very expression into life) We are innocently conditioned to believe that life happens to us and not through us and that we are separate from it. On top of that it really looks like we are on the receiving end of the short straw sometimes. It is funny how when we are in good spirits even a short straw often looks long enough but when we are in a bad mood the longest straw sometimes isn’t enough.
When you are able to be wholly response able, no longer a victim to life, you see that life is lived from your perspective outward and not imposed. From here you will be on your way to realizing that happiness is but a thought away and the only power you have is to create distance from that fact. The beauty is we all have the map, know which direction to look and despite the fact that the first step often looks like a doozy, the ability to take it.