Being happy is what most people want. People work long hours thinking that once they reach that level of having just enough money and stuff that happiness will finally be theirs. It rarely happens that way. Generally the pursuit of happy by struggling to make it happen from long hours of work, stress and toil only brings about more of the same.
Why is it so hard to find happy? Actually happiness isn’t lost. There is no need to go in search of it. It’s within you this very moment waiting for you to realize it and create with it. Take five minutes right now to sit still and listen for the happy hum within. You might imagine a day at the beach, or a fishing trip with friends to help you realize the happy within.
Now that you’ve located that feeling of happiness breathe deeply a few times to release it’s energy into your whole body. The body will help you out by producing happy chemicals and sending them to your cells. Now that you’ve got your happy groove make a decision to stay there.
Make it a practice to connect with this energy throughout the day by pausing and using your breath and imagination to help you stay here. Whenever something occurs and you catch yourself moving out of happy, breathe, reconnect. It’s a choice to be happy.
Being happy isn’t about denying your other emotions or resisting things that show up that you are not enjoying. It’s about a mindset, a way of experiencing yourself enjoying your life. Living is about experience. That’s what you came here for, to experience. Note the way you interact with everyone and everything. Enjoy the experiencing of life. You can choose to interact or not with things that don’t tickle you, but you never have to release the happy within.
Being happy is really all about embracing life however it shows up, taking responsibility for your part in creating the experience and moving from one experience to another with grace and joy. There is nothing to fear or resist. Simply live your life fully and with great celebration. This is the path of happiness and true wealth and thriving.
As you practice choosing happy each day you will begin to notice how much more you are actually enjoying life and how much easier you just go from one experience to another without getting stuck and bogged down in situations you don’t enjoy.