Happiness sure seems to be creating a lot of buzzz

I’ve seen so many articles and comments recently about happiness. It’s interesting. Half of the articles talk about why being happy is the answer to our struggles and the other half talk about why happiness, or the pursuit of happiness, is a bunch of bologna.

So, in my opinion, here’s the deal.

1. Labels don’t help – Happy/Sad. Good/Bad. Right/Wrong. STOP!!!

2. Life is about balance – The tide rolls in. The tide rolls out. “If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day.” – Leonard Cohen

3. Allow yourself to feel – Check in. Take a quick body scan starting at the crown of your head and moving down.

I do believe that happiness can be a choice. I do believe that our thoughts can lead us toward stillness and peace (a.k.a. happiness) or away from it.

SO, overall, these articles, quotes and sharings about happiness, in my opinion, are valuable, because they may help to bring some AWARENESS to those of us that don’t really understand why we don’t feel “happy.”

What does that really mean anyway? Moving on…

With that said, NOONE is going to feel happy all of the time. Haha! Life is about polarity; balance. What goes up, must come down.

Here’s the catch. We have to be OKAY with being whatever we consider the opposite of happy. We have to give ourselves the SPACE to FEEL sad, anxious, lonely, etc, etc.

But it’s so scary! I know!

What if I stay there forever? You won’t.

What if I’m never able to get out of bed again and my tears never stop flowing? You will. And they will!

All I’m saying is that bringing AWARENESS around the idea that we actually play a part in the way we feel by the CHOICES we make is a good first step. After this, TRUST that when you are feeling down and it seems like everyone else is bouncing around happy as can be, that it’s OKAY. Allow yourself to be sad, to be mad, to feel lonely, and then LET IT GO. You choose.

Sending Love today and everyday.

xo ~ India

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Let Go of anything that no longer serves you.

Let go of what no longer serves you

Have you ever had one of those days? One of those weeks? One of those months? Or even one of those years? They happen. It happens to us all. Life ebbs and flows. It comes and goes. Like the waves of the ocean, like clouds floating by on a clear blue sky.

If you find yourself there, the best thing to do is give yourself some Love! Yes self-love. Make yourself a healthy meal, schedule a massage, write in your journal, and lean into all that you are feeling. Remember, you are the creator of your experience of life.

Allow yourself to feel it all. All the messiness, all the chaos, all the ache, the pain, the good with the bad. Feel it, allow it to be there without trying to change or control it; just allow. Don’t analyze the feelings, the emotions, the experience. It’s not important why whatever it is is coming up. Just allow for all things to be.

Finally, the most important step in the entire process. Let it go! Let whatever is coming up to move up and out. Once it is gone, don’t go looking for it. A friend of mine says, “We don’t go digging through our trash after we throw it out.” Haha! I love that and this process is just the same.

Let go of anything that no longer serves you. Let it go!

Sending you blessings and love.

Orange Sky – by Alexi Murdoch ❤  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak7afgLM5fM