“Find happiness within yourself. Then share yourself with others.”
Finding happiness should come with the least amount of effort, and with the ease of achieving it on a daily basis. Unfortunately when we take life too seriously we forget to enjoy the life we’re free to live, therefore not experiencing pure happiness.
What I’ve come to realize in my ongoing journey is that happiness can occur at any given moment, as long as you know it is within your moment.
Here are some of the debilitating habits that have greatly hindered my happiness, but I’ve learned to transform into life-changing lessons.
Worry. Worrying is a dangerous trait that can bring great misery to oneself and others. When one worries, there is no happiness in anticipating the future, and the mind is left with a cloud of mindless banter.
Blame. When you blame another for your unfortunate circumstance you are ultimately relinquishing your free will. By being accountable and accepting of what is, there is a release of inner turmoil many have experienced in this lifetime.
Live your life for others. There’s nothing more damaging to the Soul than to make decisions based on the opinions of others. While some of our minds have been conditioned to be respectful and generous toward others, it is by our own well-being that we are aware of our innate power to free ourselves of judgment.
Speak when angry. There is no peace when harsh words are shared with another. Anger is an emotion not to be dismissed, but to be dealt with in a matter that can be healed with love and understanding.
Dwell in the past. There is no way to move forward in one’s growth process when the past continues to appear. The past is non-existent and not of service to no one, and by being fully present one can give himself the best gift of all.
Ignore your inner voice. There is a reason to be confident with one’s intuition, and it is important to know that one’s Soul knows more than anyone else. Inner guidance is an exquisite gift and should never be ignored, especially when enduring unexpected challenges.
Look to others for happiness. It is much easier to rely on another’s happiness for validation when one cannot find peace within. Happiness with oneself is essential for it to be shared with anyone else.
What have you found that keeps people from true happiness? Please share your comments below.