What is Happiness? How do you define it? How happy are you? What precipitates your happiness? This video blog is unusual in its perspective… what if happiness is not actually contingent on the results that we create? What if it’s a state of being that is already inherent inside of us? It’s easy to think happiness is dependent on things outside of us…. that’s the way most of us were raised. But consider the musings of Vernon Howard, a proponent of “new-thought….”
“The truth is always intact and so are we. There is nothing to do but enjoy the trip. Banish the idea that you are responsible for results. Make up your mind to enjoy the journey for it is your moral duty to be happy.”
And reiterated by Barry Neil Kaufman in his book Happiness is a Choice:
“If we’re so smart. why aren’t we happy? Because we have not yet created the vision to support such a wonderful reality. But we can! We are the belief makers!”
I believe that as we take responsibility for changing our beliefs on happiness, we become “Conscious Changemakers.” How? Kaufman’s perspective is that we need to take happiness off of it’s pedestal and make it the achievable option that it is by:
1. Implementing simple decisions to make happiness THE priority in your life.
Start small… what’s the first thing that comes to mind? What if you made this a true priority? What would your life look like a week from now? A month? A year? And that’s just ONE small change… can you imagine???
2. Refusing to believe that unhappiness now gets you happiness later.
It’s just not true! Even though you may experience various emotions and some of them not so pleasant… choose the happy ones and see what happens!
3. Refusing to believe that unhappiness is a natural, unavoidable characteristic of the human condition.
Not so! Unhappiness follows from certain beliefs and judgments, which we choose and which we can change.
And from my personal experience:
The more I allow intuition to lead, the more I let go of false beliefs that have held me captive in the past, the more I experience true happiness and prosperity on all levels. But I must be willing to let go of the old!
Again from Kaufman….
“We weren’t born unhappy; we learned to be unhappy. And, in addition, we have become masters at teaching and reinforcing unhappiness. In small, seemingly insignificant ways, we “save the day” but lose another life to misery… when we support happiness, we teach love, peace and acceptance. We have the choice.”
Listen to the challenge from this video blog… what is happiness to you? What wants to move through you? Will you let it?
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