Do you wake up happy every day?
Or do you wake up with the darkness of depression, judgment, worry, is anxiety weighing you down and keeping you stuck and unhappy?Do you see no way out, and everyone around you are their thoughts, feelings and emotions solidifying your unhappiness?
Do you love to laugh? Do you like the sense of joy, the feeling of bliss? Do you relish the feeling of happiness? What does happiness look like to you?
Okay, If your mind is now saying, what the hell is this person on about and you are about to shout, cry, or close this page, as you know that the darkness will never lift, happiness is not something that happens to you, just know that I get it, I’ve been there, and I’ve changed it.
We have the power to make ourselves happy, we just require the awareness and knowing that this is a possibility. So are you ready to be happy, to create a happy life and living? To create a phenomenal life and living, not just surviving but thriving!
Are you willing to make a choice in this ten seconds to start moving towards happiness instead of moving away from it? Happiness is a choice. In this moment are you willing to choose to be happy?
Do you know when you are happy? What is you expectations? Have you made happiness so signiﬁcant that you don’t recognize it anymore? Start noticing what being happy feels like, what energy comes up, what are the physical sensations?
Once you start observing yourself and noticing what you sense you will start to know what happiness is. When you catch yourself being happy it might be very subtle, it can just be a smile, a lightness, perhaps your body feels more relaxed. It can feel like a buzz of constant energy ﬂowing around and though the body, and you start smiling from the inside. It can be a tickle, or giggle!
What if you have been misidentifying and misapplying happiness as something else? Could you actually be happy and calling it sadness, fear, worry, stress, down time, anxiety, grief?
A primary cause of unhappiness is the monkey mind, the inner chatter, it is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of your thoughts. Everywhere you align and agree or resist and react creates points of view. Once you buy this point of view as true for you, it creates and locks in limitations and change is no longer possible. Knowing this empowers you to know that happiness is a choice we make.
Another interesting point is that happiness comes from with in, and if you are to build happiness as something sustainable we need to be able to enjoy your own company, to embrace everything about yourself. When you can make yourself happy no one can take it away from you, as you are the key to your own happiness. This is the most important step towards being a happy person.
If you could see how amazing you are, as a being, as a person, as a contribution to the world, and the value you are, then you could only be happy, you would have no reason for being unhappy.
Happy people realise happiness is a choice. Be the light you want to see in the world, once you shine the world will follow. Are you willing to be the brilliance you truly are? So what are you waiting for? Be it! Choose it!