Is it a choice, we are happy?
We are happy not because everything is working in our favor. Everything is working in our favor because we are happy. The only reason I could be happy was because I forgot myself and my pain. Perhaps I didn’t want others around me unhappy. I wanted to focus on what has to be done to make things better. My intuitive mind, foresight and insight would work only if my mind was stable. I believed if I was sad, would transfer that unhappiness to my children, my friends, my parents, my sibling. I forgot myself and focused on my children and others around me. Worked happily to be happy so that I forget my sorrow. Small ordinary things made me happy, that I could put things back in order.
I looked around and I saw beauty everywhere. I saw it in the orange hued rays of the sunshine, roses with dew drops, the fragrance of the wet earth, flutter of the leaves, twitter of the birds. The ordinary things of life made me happy, the bridge that I cross by, river that flows, the stars in the sky, lush green grass, raindrops falling on my window sill, the vibrant hills. I realized if I want to be happy I have to just look around with my beautiful eyes, say loving words, hear only what I want to hear, be kind to everyone and hold the hand that needs help. And hey presto! It worked every time.
Suddenly everything became magical. I got everything I wanted. I got abundant love, beautiful children, adorable grandchildren, loving friends and a lovely home. My home is surrounded by green vibrant hills, buzzing butterflies, ripple of water bodies, and the fragrance of the flowers wafts in through my window. It’s magical. I didn’t ask for it. Most of my dreams come true.
Happiness instead of drifting away over the years doubled. Felt blessed and grateful for everything that I had compared myself with people who did not have. Got inspired when I saw people who were successful because of their hard work or talent. I think all of that helped me in doubling my happiness. When you feel joy, gratitude and love, you will draw to yourself more good things in life.
If you are feeling sad and depressed, then it is because you are thinking thoughts that are making you feel sad. And if you don’t put in any effort to change those thoughts, then you are preparing yourself to be in that sorrowful state of mind. No one can make us feel small with their words, if we feel good about ourselves. It’s when you are not happy and when you don’t want to find happiness, the easiest thing one can do is blame others for their unhappiness. The world has so much to offer. If we use the senses of our soul: intuition, peace, insight, empathy and trust we can feel empowered and build up our self-esteem.
The better we feel, the happier we will be and we will attract more and more good things in our life. When I feel low I can change that feeling. I listen to good music, write a poem, look out of my window or play with my grandchild. But if I want to remain in that sad frame of mind, I can keep sitting in that position, look down, think hundred thoughts, fear, blame others and soon I will feel worse than before. We may end up feeling the whole world is conspiring against us and nothing is working in our favor. That’s our own perception, it’s the way we see it.
Every morning when I wake up, I look out of the window. I feel gratitude for all the things that I have and I’m blessed with. I believe if we are grateful for all that we have, we will attract more and more good things in life. To attract we have to focus, be happy and have a good frame of mind. It is our own choices in life that determine our future and we can choose happiness.