It’s ever so often I hear people say “I just want to be happy.” Do you ever have those thoughts? Have you ever identified what “happy” is for you? Do you find yourself sitting around, just waiting for it to come to you, or do you go out and look for it? Do you make it happen? Do you know what “happy” looks like? You do know that it’s different for each and every one of us.
For some, happiness is a long walk on the beach, on a warm, sunny day, whereas for some, it may be sitting with a good book in front of a fire, on a cold and rainy day. It may be spending time with family or friends, and yet it may be enjoying “alone time”. Whatever it is, that brings you happiness, and whatever it looks like for you, know that it’s all right there for the taking, and without having to gain permission!
Often our thoughts and minds are clouded, because of heavy burdens or busy schedules. We then lose sight of what matters most, and may miss the happiest moments of our lives.
So, what is it that may take away, destroy or block your happiness?
• Holding on to negative thoughts, losing clarity.
• Entitlement ~ The idea that you are “owed” something, and not getting it.
• Fear ~ Afraid to take chances, perhaps stepping outside your comfort zone.
• Judgment ~ Holding or passing judgment or assuming the outcome of a situation.
• Control ~ The need to be in control all of the time.
• Burden ~ Heavy responsibilities or workload, and not allowing yourself “me” time.
These are just a few of the destroyers. Do any of them sound familiar? Well, the good news is that with each of these clouds or barriers, comes a positive solution. You can work on letting go of negative thoughts, and judgment. You can begin to give up control, and you can lighten your workload, by allowing yourself more free time. It’s all within reach; it’s all within. And again, you are in control of it all.
Being happy doesn’t always mean that life is going to be perfect. There will be challenges and obstacles along the way, but it’s how you choose to handle each situation, that will bring positive results. You can take a less than perfect situation, and turn it around, or find something positive to focus on. Perhaps even a lesson.
Your happiness is connected to your mindfulness. And; it’s your birthright to be happy! You wish to be happy? Here are a few suggestions of change that may help you, while seeking:
• Change your thinking patterns
• Change how you look at life
• Change your perception
• Change your attitude
Don’t sit back and say “I want to be happy” Examine your life as well as your thoughts. Modify and make changes as you can. Remember that it’s a process, and this takes time. There isn’t a book or a journal to guide you along; you hold the key. You have the answers. Set your intentions and go for it! Don’t find yourself say “if only”, start now and say “what if?” It’s not a selfish act to honor your inner self and your desires.
“Seek what you desire ~ and let it fill your heart ~
for that is where your treasure of happiness is”
~ Dr. Jill Lee ~
On a personal note:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who read my blogs.
Due to a very demanding schedule, I will be posting my blogs every two weeks. As most of you may know, my book Fifty-Two Weeks of Clarity: How to Transcend to Self-Reliance, is now available. While I am also working on my next book, which will release the end of 2017, I am co-authoring five other books. Needless to say my plate it full.
I hope you will continue to ready my blogs, as they are meant to inspire each and every one of you.
With humble gratitude, I wish you all Sweet Blessings ~