The trick is catching up to the speed of our out-of-control thoughts so we can direct the change — and be the change we want to see in the world!
Happiness is feeling the freedom birthed from true forgiveness.
Every day in this world we live in change happens in so many complex ways. People change, the weather changes, the length of day changes, situations changes, lives changes and so on…….
Well accepting change is not an easy task for anyone regardless of the kind of change. Decisions need to be made at times in order for a change to take place
and sometimes the change is good and sometimes it’s not. There are often pros and cons to what the outcome of change will be and it is always better to focus on the positive.
In all change though, something good should result, be it the weather, when the sun is finally shining or a new law is put into effect to make the world around us a safer place. No matter what I have in my life there is always someone somewhere that has it more difficult and is fighting for change in the world around them. Change can happen if you want it to and you set your mind to it. We have the ability to change anything we want even for others.
For me 6 years ago my life changed drastically in many ways – financially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and in more ways than I am probably even aware of. The first step for me in order to embrace the change was to accept my new life and see it in a positive light – all of it the good and bad. It was a long, difficult struggle but I eventually overcame the challenges, poor decisions I made, a new home and town, and most of all being in a place where I was on my own.
Today, my life is grand and every challenge I faced was put before me for a reason. I am a more humble, honest, happy, spiritual, kind person today and all because I had a turn learn all over again what life is really about and what is really
important. I have no regrets because I learned a lot from my changes but am grateful I made them because today my daughters and I are the BEST we have ever been.
I have learned to live a more frugal life style and appreciate the small stuff, recognize the importance of friends and family, am grateful for our health and just to simply be happy with the life I have chosen and been granted. I love my life and it means so much to me since I have embraced it.
Happiness is the spark that removes sorrow and sadness.
Change! Ahh… here’s a word that either makes you spread your arms in spirited welcome, stamp your foot in stubborn defiance, or cower in denial as it runs its inevitable course. Change is a catalyst designed to propel us to higher consciousness as we go through life’s journey; yet it can be grossly unappreciated, and sometimes highly feared. Its unexpected arrival can be soul-shaking to the core.
Change can be magical as in those moments when you meet someone who transforms your life forever. It’s during those times when you lose your footing and your life script is nowhere to be found, that destiny takes over and your wings start to grow. This can be exhilarating or terrifying. The good news is – we can always choose how to confront change.
There was a time when I would cringe whenever I pulled a divination card telling me I was about to undergo CHANGE. I could sense my feelings squirm as I bemoaned my unknown, impending challenges. Change meant facing my fears, doing something that my ego screamed against or – the worst – exposing my inadequacies.
As long as I believed this scenario, that is exactly what I called forth to myself. Thankfully, I can look back now and marvel at my timidity. Not to say that I didn’t experience palm-sweating moments of excruciating denial and angst – I did! But I have come to realize two things: (1) that with my particular nature, sometimes my assigned guardian angels, or ‘thought adjusters’ really need to ‘knock me upside the head’ to get me back on path; and (2) I can always choose how to confront change — openly with enthusiasm, realizing it is for my betterment no matter how it looks (or feels), or defiantly blocked wherein I might lose the opportunity to grow and have to repeat it in some other, possibly more dramatic form, down the road.
I have come to know change quite intimately in my life. As a seeker of true purpose and service, I am still in journey. I would like to report that change and I have become friends. Let’s just say that – at this point – change and I have a mutual understanding that the more I embrace it, the less I need it. Works for me, and I suspect it is one of the keys to happiness and freedom, as well as true self-empowerment for us all.
Taking the High Road,
Happiness is birthed through loving purely and patiently.
What a beautiful expression of where happiness begins. Think of those still moments where we are the most connected to our soul and heart. The peaceful, loving and joyful place that is the core of our true happiness can be found in our heart. There is a fun video from Onionhead that shares how this animated character learns about happiness. It really brings this quote to life. Enjoy!
It’s a scientific fact that the vibrations of the earth are moving more rapidly than ever before. And, as such, scientists and spiritualists alike tell me this means that the pace of our lives are speeding up. Hmmm . . . .
Lately, it does feel like every day something significant happens — sometimes good, sometimes bad; sometimes personal, sometime to the collective whole. I’m old enough now to accept the fact that I can’t stop the waves of change, so I hold on to my surfboard and navigate them the best I can. Occasionally, a tsunami hits I go tumbling!
In those instances, often panic has found me flailing about, being sucked under by the current. What’s most scary for me during those times of uncertainty has been what the shoreline of my life will look like when I resurface. Having been tossed about after the loss of a job, loss of relationship, a move, etc., I found letting go of the comfort of the old, moving into something new, to be a most
In time, I’ve learned that not resisting the current, but instead, quieting the mind, allowing the water to flow over me, is the most direct and pleasant way to float to the top. My mantra has become ‘do not freak-out, simply settle-in’.
In hindsight, the ebbs and flows that make up the voyage of my life have served me well. When I find myself panicking in the midst of change, I take an inventory of my past. I revisit times that I felt afraid of change and I recognize how the fear was unproductive, paralyzing and really unnecessary. In fact, amazing miracles I never could have imagined, resulted from what I viewed as some of the most terrifying changes in my life. I see now there was nothing to fear, only opportunity to be seized.
Fight it or flow with it, shifts are happening rapidly. Resisting the inevitable evolution of life only limits vision and wastes precious energy; energy that is better spent focusing on the possibilities our new situation could bring. However we choose to approach the tidal-waves of change, we will always resurface. If we’re wise
enough to embrace the uncertainty rather than fight it, we can’t help but emerge stronger, sturdier, and even happier, than before.
Happiness is seeing obstacles as opportunities!
Happiness is having a worthwhile life, making life worthwhile.
Happiness is having a healthy self-respect and heightened self-esteem. What is healthy self-respect to you?
…and with a heightened self-esteem, we can feel tall and powerful without letting our ego get over inflated.