True Happiness is Within You!
Do you wake up full of joy, looking forward to your day? Do you feel true happiness deep inside? Do you love what you do? If not, read on...
What brings you happiness?
Have you ever given real thought to what brings you true happiness or joy? Is it spending time with family, friends, or someone you love? Is it playing music, painting, or walking in nature? Do you ever get lost in the moment and lose all track of time because you are doing what you love?
Miriam-Webster’s’ Definition of Happiness:
• 2a: a state of well-being and contentment
• 2b: a pleasurable or satisfying experience
What do I mean by happiness?
True happiness comes from how you feel deep inside. It may be a feeling of joy or a warm, fuzzy, content feeling. It shows up when you are in the “now” moment, and not focused on the past or worried about the future.
Your thoughts become your reality. If you feel valued, connected, and loved, if you are doing things you love to do, or if you have things to look forward to and appreciate the little things around us, your level of happiness will naturally increase. Feeling happy is a direct result of your thoughts and beliefs. If you see the good and think positive thoughts, you will find it easier to love or value yourself, and it will become much easier for others to feel the same way about you.
When you learn to love life and love what you do, that feeling will take you where you want to go. When you give love, you will receive love. When you spread your love and joy to all those you meet, you will feel it in return, naturally increasing the feeling of happiness inside you.
Bobby McFerrin’s song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is an excellent reminder to experience happiness in the moment. It can easily bring a smile to your face just hearing, singing, or even just saying it. That said, happiness is not always that easy to obtain for many people. While others do play a role in your happiness, ultimately, it’s up to you to create it for yourself. It’s an inside job.
Studies show that happier people are more likely to live longer and tend to be healthier, more successful, and more socially engaged than people who describe themselves as less happy or those who feel dissatisfied with their life.
But what causes happiness? And how can you change how happy you are? Through my experience working with clients, I know that happiness can be achieved when you learn to focus being happy in all that you do. Keep asking yourself, does this make me happy? And if so, keep on doing it and build more of it into your life. This is an individual decision, and I hope that my words will help to inspire and empower you to find that true happiness within yourself.