Happy – are you truly happy?

We’ve been brought up to believe that we’ll be happy when we get what we want.  That if we work hard and solve all the problems in our lives, then some day we will actually be happy.  We work for 40 or so years so that we can retire and be happy.  We give up some of the best years of our lives doing unfulfilling work so that one day  – some day in the future – we can be happy.  What we think about becomes our reality – therefore if we are unhappy now, then we’ll be unhappy then too.

So why not just be happy now?  Please do not waste another day bemoaning your life, your work, your boss, or whatever.  Life is too short for this plan, and it’s a plan we have been living for generations now.  Wasting another day on not being happy is too long.  We’ve been programmed and taught about what isn’t, what should be, or what we don’t know – it’s all negative.  Our programmes need to change if we want a different result.  As Albert Einstein said ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.’

Are you happy?  If you are not happy, then why are you not happy?  Happiness is a choice.

Past conditioning has us believe ‘I’ll be happy when……..’ If we’re waiting to be happy, then all we’ll get is more of waiting to be happy.  Nearly everyone’s lives are about getting something – the real truth is, that there is nothing to get.  Getting another thing will only give you short bursts of happiness.  Nothing you’ve ever bought will keep you happy for long – the fact is that nothing outside of ourselves can make us happy – happiness comes from within – you have to be happy first in order to experience happiness always.

Try some of the following self talk to get you on your way –

‘I have what makes me happy.’

‘I am happy where I am.’

‘I’m happy with what I’ve got.’

‘I’m eagerly looking forward to achieving more.’

‘I have a lot.’

‘I always have more than I need.’

To be happy you have to free yourself from wanting anything – choose to be happy now, and grateful for the wonderful things in your life, no matter how small.  Learn to be satisfied, accept what is and be happy with your current situation.  Then as you do this, you will be attracting more of the happiness you so much desire.

I wish you a very, very happy 2013.

Happy New Year!

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