I feel it’s worth mentioning/announcing/declaring/celebrating, even at the risk of sounding all puppies and rainbows, that I am a happy person, with the added awesome benefit of being super in love with my husband. Funny how “puppies and rainbows” can be viewed as some kind of disingenuous statement, as though someone couldn’t POSSIBLY be THAT level of happy, without putting on some serious airs. But I truly am that kind of happy. And since it’s so very easy to hear from people about how their life sucks and they’re unsatisfied and full of fear and worry about the future and on and on, I thought it might provide a satisfying breath of fresh air to hear about how someone (me) is full of happiness, love and great levels of satisfaction in the present, and a trust that what will unfold in the future is part of what needs to happen in the grand scheme of life.
I was hesitant to offer a post about this, for fear of alienating/offending those who do honestly feel quite discontent. But as it is not my intention to make anyone feel badly, I was compelled to step into this discomfort in order to elevate my platform that happiness is indeed possible. So here’s what I’d like to share:
10 Things I Do To Ensure that Happiness is Possible:
1. I wake up early, meditate for 30 minutes (6 days a week), and end each meditation with a gratitude practice.
2. I prioritize self-care and nourishment.
3. I actively practice to simplify my lifestyle.
4. I don’t wallow in challenges when they arise. I acknowledge them, accept them, and move forward.
5. I devote my time to the service, care, and support of others.
6. I make time to do the things I enjoy doing – and I also diligently practice to enjoy the things I do.
7. I practice to deepen my self-awareness and investigate my habit energies.
8. I revel in music (listening, playing, singing, dancing, going to live shows).
9. I stay in close contact with my spiritual community and surround myself with lovely people.
10. I absorb from others what they have to offer and teach me and continue to thirst for more.
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