Part eight of the A-Z series. H is for Happiness.
Happiness. How to get it? That question alone has sold millions of books, seminar registrations, on and on right? How to be happy? Why is it so complicated for some and so easy for others? How can we find happiness?
One thing I have noticed is that those who feel like they cannot seem to connect to happiness are not able to do so because they have buried their happiness in some impossible outcome. Dreaming is good, when it is an attainable dream. However, when a person buries happiness in something that will never happen then they make it very difficult for themselves. For example, I can only truly be happy if I am the American Idol. Well for me that would mean I am never going to be happy because I don’t have the voice or the ambition to really be a world famous pop star. I wouldn’t get past the first audition.
If I wrapped my happiness in that dream it would be unattainable. If it was wrapped in dreams of being a millionaire, looking like a supermodel or dating a celebrity it is unattainable for most people. So the key to happiness is quite simple really. Unwrap it!
Unwrap your happiness from any type of dream and just hold it and have it for your very own. The famous quote from Abe Lincoln about people being about as happy as they’d like to be is right. Happiness is a feeling you can have at any given moment (barring some real illness or imbalance). Most times, most days every person has access to their own happiness they simply must access it.
Don’t believe me? Try this exercise. First, find something, a song, a video, a picture something that when you experience it makes life feel better. Then on one of those really bad days listen to that music, or look at that picture and see how you feel. More than likely you will feel better. Because in essence you decided to feel better. You decided to give yourself permission to feel better. So you did.
Being happy can be very simple when we as humans do not work diligently to complicate things.