I wish it weren’t so, but it’s true. Most people aren’t happy. Even though they smile and connect with you in positive ways, when you look a little deeper you can detect they feel more discontent than they reveal. Perhaps this is true for you?
Feeling a lack of happiness is so unnecessary because it’s so easy to remedy!
The First Truth
There are two truths I wish to reveal that may make a HUGE difference in your own happiness. The first you probably know already, and I’m excited to share the second one with you, too.
Let’s start with the one that’s obvious. It’s captured in a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Well, this makes a lot of sense! We both know we have the power to direct our attitudes, and when we choose to have a bright and cheerful day, guess what? The sun is shining even if it’s raining outside, there’s a smile on your lips, a song in your heart, and a skip in your step. When you choose to be moody, well, it’s a gloomy day even at high noon under a bright blue sky.
Whether a day is going to be sweet or sour depends on your attitude, and this is also true of your perceptions about happiness. Your thoughts control your emotions and behavior, so you can choose exactly how happy you wish to be.
Being happy makes you feel good because you’ve got all those fun and energetic hormones flying around inside your body. When you’re happy, you release serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins … which produce an organic chemical high putting you on top of the world.
One of my friends told me a story about when he fell in love for the first time. There was so much positive chemical juice flying around in his brain that all the colors he saw were more vibrant, everyone he met was either friendly or staring at him with astonishment, and miracles just seemed to pop-up everywhere, like the gorgeous free cut flowers he found on his way to his girlfriend’s house. Do you think this happened by accident? You’re right! This little miracle happened because he created it with his happy energy. More good things seem to happen when you’re happy than when you’re not.
The Second Truth
This is a Big One because most people don’t realize the truth about their own nature. Because of who you are as a part of the Divine Whole, you are already ecstatically happy … inside. You are not separate from the Divine in any way except as you allow yourself to pretend you are.
Please read that sentence again. The Divine exists at a vibration of extreme happiness and because you are an integral element of the Divine, your own personal happiness can be just as extremely happy as the Divine truth you are.
Can you dig it?
You are divine by nature so every aspect of the divine, including extreme happiness, is also an integral aspect of you. This is why happiness is your inherent birthright. Born of the Divine, you have within you the same vibration of happiness as the Divine. Ah!
So why, then, you ask, do you sometimes struggle to feel happy, or see others having that struggle?
That’s because you, or the people you see, are allowing past negative conditioning to construct your daily reality.
Wow! Isn’t THAT a “Gotcha!”?
When you’re born into a family, you are also born into social and cultural belief systems. For example, if your parents are Christian or Muslim or Jewish or Hindu, your childhood is suffused with patterns related to these or other religions. If your family is rich or poor or middle-class … Asian, Hispanic, Black, Caucasian … Canadian, Colombian, Chinese, Cuban … Whatever social or cultural patterns and attitudes existed in your family, you are likely to adopt because it was what you were taught, it was all you knew. Your parents and your family implanted conditioning that gave you messages that you had to be unhappy because, well, pick anything you might have been taught:
“I can’t be happy because I’m not pretty enough.”
“I can’t be happy because I’m not smart enough.”
“I can’t be happy because I’m not rich enough.”
This is why it’s so important to examine your beliefs and determine which ones are legitimate and which ones were adopted unconsciously. You may be running patterns and beliefs that are holding you back from achieving your true potential, which, actually, is unlimited.
Here’s the bottom line! You are an amazing beautiful wonderful creative resourceful kind intelligent loving HAPPY part of the Divine!
Once you realize you are already perfect, and perfectly happy, because you are fully part of the Divine, you can welcome as much happiness into your life as you wish to allow.
Happiness is not conditional! You are already completely happy until you put constraints on your happiness. There is nothing you need to do or be or have to be 100% happy.
You’re already as happy as you choose to be and when you make happiness your priority, your happiness will be Infinite!
I’m rooting for you!
Wenty, Your Fairy Godmother.