Do you feel happy? Right now, at this very moment. I grew up thinking that happiness is something we need to chase. After all in the Constitution of the United States, it states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.
Everyone seems to chase happiness and there seems to be a generally held idea that we will only be happy when…. when we have “___(fill in the blank)__ amount of money, that new car or house, a boyfriend/girlfriend, a husband/wife, a child, or something else we don’t now have. We assume that other people who do seem to ‘have everything’, must be happy.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Have you “pursued” happiness, only to find it elusive? Can we ever “catch” happiness?
Ask yourself what makes YOU happy?
Is it a material item or thing? How long does that happiness last before you want or need the next thing to be happy?
Throughout time the happiness has been the subject of inquiry and contemplation. One can wax philosophical about happiness and what it means. It may be different for everyone.
“What does ‘happy’ mean? Happiness is not a state like Vermont.” ~ Abraham Maslow
Here is a happiness quiz you may be interested in taking. How did you do?
What if Happiness is a choice?
Wow, what an idea. This is a huge possibility I read many years ago in a book. It rocked my world at that time and led me to try out and explore the possibility! I remember one day waking up in I have to admit was a ‘bad mood’ and not looking forward to the events of the day. I consciously made the choice to be happy and have a good day. Later before bedtime, as I reviewed the day, I was surprised to realize that the day that had started on a down note, was an excellent and happy day. The experiment had a great result, and I have often repeated the experience!
What does it take to be and feel happy?
In recent years I learned that I did not have to stay frustrated or unhappy by using The Emotion Code! I became certified in this wonderful technique and now get to help myself and other people release emotional baggage so we can feel love and happiness!
Testimonial: “I was in a state of bliss after the last session!” Susie S.
Here are some ideas to support your pursuit of happiness:
- Live in the moment, in the “NOW”
- Connection with other people
- Decide to be happy just for now
- Choose to be happy just for the day
- Use a Mindfulness practice
- Clear your heart wall
- Have an emotion code session to release what is keeping you from your happiness
What else do you use to support your pursuit of happiness?
Please comment below.
I would like to leave you with the words:
“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
And in the current climate in the United States:
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.” ~ Bertrand Russell
I love contributing to raising the vibration and happiness level of my many clients. Thank you for that honor!