Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happiness is Now!

Do you ever catch yourself saying, `I'll be happy when ... I've moved house, changed jobs, fallen in love, achieved x,y,z?'

If you keep putting off your happiness until tomorrow, then consider this:

This moment is really all we have. If happiness isn't in you now, then when will it be?

You see, happiness is a choice. It's really that simple!

Don't pin your right to happiness on external factors, circumstances, other people or future possibilities. Be happy now!

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that buying the latest gadget, car, or material luxuries will make you happy. They may give you fleeting moments of satisfaction but they won't make you truly happy.

Search inside yourself. You know, there's a lot to be happy about. You're alive! You have choices! Embrace the natural joy within.

Don't know how to find your happiness?

Okay, well try a laughing meditation! Take some time out, let go of the day's thoughts. Smile, and start laughing.

Feel the laughter as if it's a bubbling pool of joy deep inside you, and let those happy vibrations surface.

Make time for laughter each day. When you're laughing, you're truly in the moment. Life's challenges simply melt away and you're left with a feeling of lightness and a sense of well-being that money really can't buy.

And, if you're on a journey, aiming to achieve your life's goals, remember this nugget of wisdom by Albert Schweitzer:

"Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful."

So, wherever you are, whatever you're doing right now, be happy. It really is your choice!

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