What about the happy now?
Forget dying and going to some blissful heaven.
Forget retiring and finally enjoying your life.
Forget about when you are enlightened and how good it will supposedly feel.
This moment is special. This is it.
Yet we often wait for some special occasion or reason to celebrate.
We often spend our lives striving to get to some destination that we think will make us happy.
Even when you get there is it all that it was promised to be?
What are you waiting for to be different in your life?
Waiting leads to suffering.
Beliefs that are Happiness Killers:
- The journey needs to be suffering, struggle, or hard.
- Something needs to be different in order for you to be happy.
- Life owes you something.
- You should be different than you are: Prettier, skinnier, richer, etc.
- The life you have now was not meant to be your life.
Bottom line: one of the greatest happiness killers is the belief that “The experience I am having IS NOT the experience that I should be having.”
Right now, let go of the of the way you think your life should be. Or the way you thought your life should have turned out. Or how you dreamed it was going to be when you were twelve.
Accept that this is your life right now.
This is how it is NOW. And now is all you have.
When you accept that this is your life, today. Then you can start appreciating the richness available to you now. And since what you focus on will expand, you will manifest more of that richness.
When you stay stuck in regret of the life you should have had, you end up missing the beauty of what you do have.
So the life you have is the life you were meant to have, but not the life that you need to continue having from this moment onward, if you choose otherwise.
You cannot have the life you want by focusing on the life you wished you had but don’t.
Forgive yourself. Forgive those you feel wronged you. Then fully embrace the life you have in order to create the life you truly want.
As you embrace the life you have, you can savor every single moment. Not waiting for something special to happen.
No New Years.
Take your best dress out of the closet and wear it.
Take your best plate out of the cupboard and use it.
Take your best loving off of the shelf and share it.
Take your mind off of control and lose it.
Happiness is the way. Not simply a destination to get to.
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Kute Blackson is a life coach and speaker. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom. For more on Kute, please visit his WEBSITE.May 10, 2012