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