Sunday, December 26, 2010

Finding Happiness and Magic 0n the Day "After" Christmas!

The season of "Believing" is winding down. The big day of families ripping into presents with the Joy, greed and avarice is over. Now thoughts of credit card debt and perhaps over drawn bank accounts creep in. Feeling let down and depleted, we wonder where's the Happiness gone?

We place so many demands and limitations on "happiness." Perhaps we think we will be happy when we get a bigger kitchen, or a new job, or the perfect someone to share our life with. But wouldn't you like to find the Magic Key of being happy right now?

Where we make our mistake is we need to stop thinking that things outside our control will bring us happiness. We need to adopt  a new state of mind, and quality of "thought."

Sounds corny but every morning when we wake up we are given a wonderful, Magical gift - another day of Life - so let's make the most of it!

Admittedly, remodeling the kitchen, landing the job we've been dreaming of, or finding that special someone can make us feel - at least momentarily - happier. But "Magic" seeds of contentment  are planted deep within us. Happiness that the world cannot take away only flourishes in the secret garden of our souls. 

By tending to our inner garden and uprooting the seeds of external expectations, we can nurture authentic happiness the same way we would nurture something that's beautiful and alive. Because Happiness is a "Living" emotion. 

Ultimately, genuine happiness can only be realized once we commit to making it a personal priority in our lives. This may be new behavior for some of us and a bit intimidating. But be gentle with yourself. It will unfold. Today, you may not be familiar with the magic of the "happiness habit". But like any new behavior, Happiness can be learned. 

Brightest of Blessings,

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