Given all the differences between people and all the things that we think we want, what most of us strive for is just happiness. We know it when it comes but we tend to think it is a fleeting state of being, not a permanent one.
It is a permanent state of being. We can and should, if we value our soul, stay happy. We can face any hardship or sorrow and still be happy through it all.
Happiness isn’t an option with unhappiness on the other side. It was no error when our founding fathers named the pursuit of happiness as one of our inalienable rights. It is a right and it is a habit. It is addictive. Once you have been happy for any length of time, unhappy feels worse than before.
How to be happy? First, don’t set any conditions onto your happiness. Like “I’ll be happy when I have _____”, that won’t work. It won’t be true because once you have that one thing, you will want something else.
Don’t place your state of happiness on another. Don’t think you can only be happy once your find your soul mate, for instance. You’ll find him/her a lot sooner if you are already happy. Happy attracts good stuff, not just in your mind, but in your Self.
Don’t place time limits on happy. Like being happy after you finish school or get a great job or have millions in the bank. Happy doesn’t need money in the bank. I am here to positively affirm that!
There is one way to be happy – all the time happy. Get out of the future because you do not live there. Get out of your past because it’s dead and gone. Stay in the moment. Right now. You can still plan your life but you needn’t stretch yourself out to live it in your mind. Just affirm what you are striving for and then get back into the moment and prepare yourself.
It is an insult to the Cosmic Consciousness to be unhappy. We have been given everything and only need to know how to access it in order for it all to tumble into our lives. Do not insult the Universe, God, Brahma, Vishnu, Krishna, Buddha. Come to the Cosmic Consciousness in gratitude. Every time your ego tempts you to be unhappy, come back to this thought. No one is making you unhappy. This is what free will means. You can be unhappy or happy – your choice!