Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Finding True Happiness

"Relationships…There are those that open you up to something new & exotic, those that are old & familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, & those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging & significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself." -Carrie Bradshaw

"Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we have become." ~unknown

Who are you? Did you become whom you always wanted? Are you where you pictured yourself to be? These and many other questions will come up as the years pass, but have you found your purpose? We often look at what society "thinks" are the correct choices, but often this doesn’t reflect who we are. We are all different, make different choices, and lead our lives in different manners until we find our comfort. Some of us will become doctors, others may become lawyers, some will be construction workers, and yet others will work in fast-food industry. Have you ever wondered why some people work at McDonalds in their late 20's or 30's and seem happy? Is it what they always wanted to be? did they lose motivation?, or have they realized that true happiness isn’t the amount of money you make, the car you drive, or all the materialistic bullshit that so many chase and never achieve. You can spend years trying to keep up with the "Jones" and never find happiness. So many in the world today are seeking True Happiness. I at this point in my journey have never heard anyone express a desire to be unhappy. Have you?

True happiness is such a necessary part of living a fulfilled life yet so few can honestly claim to have found it. Why is that? Why and how could it be that something that is so important and desired in the lives of so many seem to be so difficult to attain? How is it possible that so many who have such a strong desire to attain true happiness have such a difficult time attaining it?
If you ask ANY person on any given day what they most desire in their lives, if broken down and analyzed is a desire to be happy. Each and every day I hear statements such as, “If only I could get that certain job, then I’d be truly happy.” Or “If only I could acquire a certain amount of money, that would be all I need to be happy.” Or “If only I could find just the right mate, then life would be truly fulfilling.” And still another, “If only I could attain a certain level of health, then life would be just perfect.” All different statements, but all pointing in the same direction, and desiring the same end result. Finding True Happiness.

So what is it? Where do we find it...? True Happiness lies within you. Yes YOU too! Not in the effects of the external world, but within each and every person that currently exists or has ever existed in this physical form that is referred to as life. Each and every one of us holds all the answers within us. Make the choice to be happy!! I recently did some reading on this and found a few interesting facts.

* Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting.
* Thought = creation. If these thoughts are attached to powerful emotions (good or bad) that speeds the creation.
* Those who speak most of illness have illness; those who speak most of prosperity have it, etc.
* It’s OK that thoughts don’t manifest into reality immediately (if we saw a picture of an elephant and it instantly appeared, that would be too soon).
* Everything in your life you have attracted. Accept that fact; it’s true.
* You get exactly what you are feeling.
* What you think and what you feel and what actually manifests is always a match — no exception.
* You don’t need to know how the universe is going to rearrange itself.
* How long??? No rules on time; the more aligned you are with positive feelings the quicker things happen.
* Size is nothing to the universe (unlimited abundance if that’s what you wish). We make the rules on size and time.
* If you turn it over to the universe, you will be surprised and dazzled by what is delivered. This is where magic and miracles happen.
* The Hows are the domains of the universe. It always knows the quickest, fastest, most harmonious way between you and your dream.
* Our job is not to worry about the “How”. The “How” will show up out of the commitment and belief in the “what”.
* We are mass energy. Everything is energy. Everything.
* An affirmative thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative one.

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Take the time to find what truly makes you happy. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

I recently met someone who had everything and lost everything. I asked, "How can you still walk around with a smile"? She replied, "You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation. Happiness is not in having or being—it is in the doing."
I was shocked and stunned, but it gave me something to think about. I know this blog is a little different from what I usually write, but thought it may help to look deep inside us. FIND YOU-FIND HAPPINESS
The Man

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