23 Oct Increase Your Happiness with these Six Words
To believe is very powerful. Believing in the unknown, the unseen and the intangible is to have faith; a state of mind and awareness used to harmonize with universal powers. Having faith will bring you hope. And hope gives you something to look forward to in the future. Although we should embrace the present moment with all it has to offer, it is with glorious anticipation that we can look to tomorrow.
Whether you believe in God, Sacred Spirits, the Universe, Buddha, or a higher power of another name, this Spirituality can bring you peace and comfort when times get tough. Or guide you when you have lost your way or simple nudge you if you listen closely and are in question of what to do or where to go next. Trusting your intuition or those gut feeling can come from this source which connects you to that energy.
So the next time your plans get canceled, or that job you applied for didn’t come to fruition, try not to be disappointed; embrace it as not meant to be. Believe that there is something more wonderful waiting for you around the bend. Be patient, be happy and always believe.
Only love is the real deal! It is the only thing that truly matters in life and can bring you more happiness than anything else. But before you can love others, you must love yourself. Embrace who you are, what you look like, how you speak, how you feel for we are all different. Learn to be comfortable within you own skin. You are a special being and through loving yourself you can then allow yourself to love others. And love is the basis of everything. It crosses many boundaries and has no end. Love others for who they are not what you would like them to be. When you allow your heart to open up to people who are different than you, you will find warmth within yourself. Sometimes those who rub us the wrong way initially, can become our closest friends or an intimate lover. Love from your heart and keep it pure for love is timeless.
Giving to others bring a unique sense of joy. Your gift can be as simple as a smile that may brighten ones day or come in the form of your time, your love, material goods or money. When you learn to give you open doors of beautiful emotions you may have not experienced before. Find something that you enjoy and then find an organization where you could volunteer some time. The pay back is two-fold! Everyone wins. Learn to be giving in your relationships by being emotionally available and friendly. Studies have shown that those who are giving are not only happier but healthier.
Forgiveness is essential to a peaceful existence. It is not for the person you need to forgive, it is for you. Without forgiveness, you live with resentment and anger which only causes stress and tension in our lives and bodies. We have all had wounds that can leave you with persistent feelings of anger, bitterness or even vengeance. But without forgiveness, you will be the one who pays the price. When we learn to forgive those who have done us wrong we clear our bodies of that negative energy and lighten our burdens. When embracing forgiveness, you can also embrace peace, hope, gratitude and joy. Take stock in how forgiveness can lead you down the path of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. And ultimately, greater happiness will ensue.
Gratitude can thoroughly increase your happiness, and protect you from stress, negativity, anxiety, and depression. Being grateful for what you have and what surrounds you can open new doors for other things. To have more, you first need to be grateful with what you have. There is always something to be grateful for; you may have to learn to discover the beauty of what you behold. Remember, things could always be worse and humans often dwell in the negative pool of doom! But it only takes 3 weeks of writing down 3 things that you are grateful for every day to turn your focus around to the positive side of life. Practice finding the positive in every action in your day that may otherwise be deemed negative and you will soon see your spirit lifted.
Being purposeful has been shown to help with a person’s longevity. Creations can fill that purpose. Start by creating work or doing a deed such as cooking, gardening, painting or sewing for yourself and others. Experience something or encounter someone by participating in community or spiritual activities. Or reconnect with nature and find that sense of grounding that fills the voids and gives us meaning. And finally the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering can be adapted to help us cope, heal and go beyond when we have true meaning in our lives. The sooner you find your purpose and direction in life the sooner you can reap the benefits of the protective effects that occur with true meaning.
Ultimately remember, that happiness is something that comes from within and it is not derived from external things. So first you must assess where you are in life, and where you would like to be. Ask for what you want, go after it, and then allow it into your life. Things don’t always fall into your lap. You still need to make life happen. And you need to be the one to open the doors to let it all in.
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