There will be times when your life experiences make you feel nowhere near being happy. When you feel as if the walls are caving in and there is nothing you can do to stop them. At times like this you need to stop, take a long deep breath, and remember YOU are the one who has the power to change it all. We live in a world that is governed by the natural laws of good, creation and attraction. How you think and feel will create your reality, whether wanted or unwanted.
Too often we get swept away by the things going on in our outer lives. We get caught up in the parts of our lives that do not bring us happiness or satisfaction. We find ourselves constantly focusing on what is not going right instead of what is going right. We are overtaken by stress, worry, and fear of the future. Before we know it, we are completely out of tune with our Inner Life (God), the greater and more powerful part of who we truly are. Most of us don’t even see it coming until one day we wake up and think, “how did I get here, how did I become so unhappy”.
You got to where you are because you have allowed your outer life control your Inner Life. You have allowed yourself to get soaked with negativity and a negative perspective toward life. Life does not give you want you do not want ~ you give you what you do not want. I know this may be a hard pill to swallow; you know, taking personal responsibility, but trust me, I know what I am talking about. I’ve lived in the deep dark hole of unhappiness and depression, but when enough was enough, I chose to plant a new seed and begin anew. Something you are more than capable of doing for yourself. You don’t need anyone’s permission nor do you need to go back and figure out how you got to where you are. All you need is the desire for a truly happy life.
We were not born to live unhappy lives. We were born to experience what life is like as a human being – a happy and joyous human being. Unfortunately, as we grow through the ages, our minds get filled with fear, doubt, uncertainty, and even the negative thoughts and opinions of others. It is when these negativities drive our feelings and emotions, we soon find ourselves dissatisfied with life and therefore unhappy.
It is my opinion the reason why so many people are stuck in unhappiness is because they do not believe their life can change. They do not believe they can have what they want. They do not believe they can get out of the rut they are in. They do not truly, from the depths of their heart and soul, believe their Inner Life (God) can take them there. I never believed it either until I let go of everything in my outer life and began living through my Inner Life. Nothing else was working at the time, so why not try something new? Why not choose happiness over unhappiness, what could it hurt?
Now, the question is, is it as easy as choosing to be happy no matter what? Yes and No. It depends on you and how much you want things to change. For me, it was easy because I no longer had the desire to live the way I was living or feel the way I was feeling. I made myself and how I felt my priority. Nothing or no one came before these two things. For others, it will take some time and practice, but it is certainly not impossible. In fact, it is more possible than most things in life. If you really want it, you will and can do it.
So what do you do ~ you choose to be happy no matter what, and I mean no matter what. You say “thank you” from the bottom of your heart (and mean it) to whatever comes your way. You remind yourself a hundred times a day if necessary that only good will come of this ~ that the Universe has your back. And last but not least, you let go of the past and the future, and live in the present moment, through your Inner Life. Once you start to see evidence of your new-found take on life, and you will, you will never go back. This isn’t to say life won’t have it’s challenges, because it will, but now you will be able to face them with positivity and power instead of negativity and dread.
If true and lasting happiness is what you seek, seek first from within. Live, breathe and be your Inner Life. Quiet your mind, focus solely on the present moment and allow the power of your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be. – Cindy Ortiz
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Love & Light,