I have a theory about happiness. I believe the “happy feeling” comes from putting down all your baggage. It comes from letting go of your false and limiting beliefs. It comes from forgiving the people who have hurt you and forgiving yourself.
It comes from healing.
It’s those moments when you are free of the anger of your past and the anxiety of your future — when you are living completely in the moment.
That is where true happiness is.
The more I heal, the easier it is to be in the moment and for me to experience “the happy feeling” more often.
As you heal your stuff, who you really are starts to emerge and you will find that you are happier, for no reason at all, because that is your natural state.
Consider some of the questions below.
- Are you still angry about something that happened in your past?
- Is there someone that you need to forgive so that you can have peace?
- Is there a fear that keeps you in a constant state of stress?
Now, put some attention on the good stuff.
- Can you name 5 things that make you happy…that you have control of?
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire