If you are waiting for inadequacy, resentment, and other inner troubles to finally, somehow, disappear, what are you experiencing now? Inadequacy, resentment, and inner turmoil.
Here is some news for you: your life is happening right now…in this very moment.
If happiness is what you love, how do you discover it? Look deeply into your present moment experience. Consider that happiness is not somewhere else or something to be achieved in the future. It’s here to be revealed right now…beyond the mind’s stories.
Maybe you, your shining presence, is simply masked by worry, regret, and distorted beliefs. Maybe there is a light in you that is already awake, peaceful, and fulfilled.
Be on fire to know by orienting your whole life toward what you love. Here’s how.
How do you meet what appears in your life?
The qualities you bring to the moments of your life matter if you want to be happy. How do you meet the moments of your life? With resistance and struggle? Consider being curious, flexible, and open.
- Acknowledge the places in your body and emotions that feel stuck, and meet them with loving acceptance.
- Let your your old stories become uninteresting so you have space to be open.
- Listen to all points of view without needing to be right.
Open in every cell of your being to the possibility of meeting the world—and your own experience—in a new and fresh way, loving all things just as they are.
What does your attention feed?
If you give close attention to anxious and judgmental thoughts, what will you get? More anxious and judgmental thoughts.
If you indulge dramatic stories, what will you get? More of the same.
You might say that you want to be happy, but what you pay attention to is what you are actually interested in. Show interest in challenging thoughts and feelings, and that will be your in-the-moment experience.
Instead, turn away from the mind, and take in the world through your senses. It’s delicious! Come alive to feeling your feet on the floor and the movement of the breath in you. Give attention to gratitude, wonder, enthusiasm, and authentic connection with others.
These experiences are all available whether you realize it or not.
How do you spend your time?
Just as where you place your attention reveals what you are interested in, so does how you spend your time. Simply track it for a day or two, and you will know how your life is oriented.
Do you complain, argue, isolate? Are you overdoing it somehow in your behavior? Who do you spend time with?
Is this what you really want? Reflect on your true heart’s desire and put it into action, moment by moment. Let what you truly love show in how you express yourself in the world.
Nothing can replace the fire for true happiness. Orient your whole life toward what you love, and each moment sings with joy.
Love to you...