Friday, July 19, 2013

A young follower of a “happiness” page commented, ““Happiness is truly a choice ... I choose to be happy all the time even when I'm dying in the inside. You can drown in sadness but you can't drown in happiness! You swim!”

The myth that we must dwell in continual glee is exacting a costly toll on our overall well-being. We charge ourselves with the responsibility to be “happy” at all times and in all circumstances. When we discuss happiness there appears to be some confusion between experiencing pleasurable emotions with living a rich, full, and meaningful life. The happiness movement has brainwashed too many people into thinking that unless they are experiencing positive emotions all the time, they are somehow defective. It sets the stage for an internal battle which can never be won. The attempt to dwell in continual pleasure can lead to denial of natural emotions which are discomforting, avoidance of experiences which are challenging and limit our ability to have empathy with those who are struggling with some of the powerful discomforting emotions involved in living. We are beginning to see a sea of people with smiles on their faces, chanting life is wonderful, and dying inside.

Henry David Thoreau said, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them." If the mythical land of continual happiness is what we seek, we may never be able to express the song of a rich, fulfilling life. To effect change in ourselves, and the world around us we must be willing to face some of the difficult moments life presents. This path will require us to experience the natural associated discomforting emotions. Intimate relationships require that occasional we face the sorrow of loss and the pain of disloyalty. When we engage in the work of improving the human lot in life, we will be required to face the sorrows and heartaches associated with acknowledging the wide spread suffering present in the world. When we courageously attempt tasks which are challenging, we will meet with occasional failure, and ridicule.

These are discomforting emotions. These are aspects of living a rich and fulfilling life. We are not defective for experiencing the whole spectrum of emotion while in the course of living.

—From the inquiring mind of Troy from Flourishing Life Society.


Get better and better

Every moment is a choice, and every day is a consequence of all the choices you have made. To achieve different consequences, make different choices.

Each experience is a learning experience. Continue to learn what works and what doesn't, what fulfills you and what doesn't, and use that knowledge to great benefit.

Find valuable insight in what has been, and make use of that insight right now when choosing what to do. That's a surefire way to improve what will be.

As life goes on, you have every opportunity to get better and better at it. With each joy, each disappointment, each success and each setback, your choices can become more powerful and effective.

Life generously teaches, so learn. Life demonstrates, inspires, and gives priceless feedback, so pay close attention and eagerly apply its ongoing lessons.

You're truly blessed with the opportunity to continue getting better. Take that opportunity, now and always, and delight in continuing to discover all the good you can do.

Ralph Marston - The Daily Motivator


Some "common" number meanings

7- You’re on the right path. Keep up the good work!

9 - Your Divine life purpose involves the giving of service through your natural talents, passions and interests

5 – This number relates to change, transformation, transmutation, and alchemy. Something in your life is changing, or is about to change, for the better.

4 – Angels are with you. Call upon them for help, guidance, and feelings of love and security

3 –The ascended masters  are near. They've responded to your prayers and want to help you.

8 -Financial abundance is coming to you now.

2– Have faith that all your earthy needs are met, now and in the future. Give any material concerns to Spirit, and follow the Divine guidance that compels you to take action.

11 – Pay attention to your repetitive thoughts and ideas, as they’re answers to your prayers. This number also signifies a highly creative person who needs to avoid addictive behavior

1- This is a binary number; every number is divisible by one. We are all one, thereby we’re all associated by thought. Watch your thoughts, and focus on your desires rather than your fears

1111 - An energetic gateway has opened for you, rapidly manifesting your thoughts into reality. Choose your thoughts wisely at this time, ensuring that they match your desires. Don't put any energy into thinking about fears at all, lest you manifest them. And remember we are all one, thereby we are all associated by thought. Watch your thoughts and focus on your desires.

-Mystic Temple

"Existence is hilarious! If you just have eyes to see the hilarious points you will be surprised: in life there is no place to be serious. Everybody is slipping on banana peels - you just need an insight to see. One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.

Those who become silent and happy join in the laughter.

Laughter is my message.

I do not ask you to do prayer. I ask you to find moments, situations, in which you can laugh whole-heartedly.

Your laughter will open a thousand and one roses within you."

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