This morning I read a quote that said:
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley.
Now, this is something I didn’t understand for many years. I could not quite understand why I could not earn happiness- as if I deserved it!
Why can’t I get it?
Is it only me or where and how do I get to be happy?
Why can’t I buy it?
I always thought if I buy something new it makes me happy. It does, but after a while, happiness seems to disappear.
Have you ever wondered about the same thing?
Well, today the answer is easy….
Because happiness is a feeling and feelings come from energy.
Energy is shifted by my thoughts, actions, and words.
So, how does this work then?
If you understand this statement you will begin to understand what Denis Waitley meant when he said: Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love grace and gratitude.
I use to go through life experiencing many ups and down’s – I could never figure out why, until, to my surprise, I stopped experiencing the ups and downs.
The down’s still happened but I controlled them and they did not occur as often as they use to. Another thing I noticed is the downs did not take me as low as they used to.
Yeah, this is something I knew I wanted for years, but nobody could offer me the quick fix.
Nor did anybody ever bother to tell me here is the one ingredient you need to apply to be able to find happiness in your life.
If only I knew about this I would have given it everything to make myself happy.
So I learned the long, hard way.
You see, we humans know the things that will make us happy. But for some reason, we don’t always do them.
We are reluctant and do what pleases us.
Why? Because of resistance.
Every single moment in our life we have a chance to turn this around. Yet, we don’t do anything about it. What do I mean by resistance?
Did your alarm clock ring this morning? Did you press the button and got up? Or did you press the button and turned around and continue sleeping?
This is called resistance.
Well, lucky for you – reading this post!
We can start by adding only one ingredient, and if applied correctly you will see that everything in your life will change.
Yip, I applied it after years of heartache and pain and unknowingly found help. The help that would change my life forever.
Remember there are many other elements we can add, but this one will change a huge chunk in your life.
Now let me explain this to you:
Everything in the universe is energy right!
So if everything is energy and we can control it- how do we do this?
How do we change this feeling?
With what we think, talk and do. Actions speak louder than words!
So if we concentrate on our thoughts and also control them at all times – we develop a feeling positivity and that’s what we want because that positive feeling is what is going out into the world via our thoughts and what we say and do.
The law of attraction says whatever we give out we will receive in multifold.
So giving out these positive and good feelings is what we will get back off and even more.
I never could quite control my feelings. My environment was part of the issue. I decided to change the environment I stayed in. This was a drastic measure and a huge adjustment.
But it was a huge help in a positive direction. I was still in the search stage….searching for happiness.
Well, to change my feelings (with thoughts and affirmations) was a good thing.
The final breakthrough came when I learned the power of a word that I knew about when I was a little girl, yet I never ever twigged the true meaning of the word until I hit 40.
I can really say I started living at 40. I did and I’m not sorry about my decisions to hunt happiness down until I finally found it.
I could not buy it or own it or earn it.
I could not wear it or consume it, and yet I still found it.
Once found it you will see it’s easy to have and to hold….
So with that in mind let me share this one word with you that changed my entire life.
And I mean entire life.
From my finances to even the love for your child and even great success! Anything you can think of for that matter.
That one word is Gratitude.
The moment you really and truly understand the word Gratitude. You will change inside out and your entire life will completely change.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie
Do yourself a favor and re-read the quote above? This is truly what gratitude does for you.
This is the best quote anybody has ever used and has described gratitude accurately.
If you still wondering how gratitude can do all these things.
It is easy. Focus on gratitude and the rest will follow.
Easy as that. Start from today and be grateful.
Start by being grateful for waking up this morning.
I can go on and on.
The lesson here is to start to appreciate things- everyday small things that we take for granted.
Start to really concentrate on the appreciation part and forget about the rest.
By doing this you will start seeing improvement and change in your life.
There are many ways in which you can start focusing on gratitude. The moment you focus on gratitude and forget about what outcome you want things will change. This is my promise to you. I can give you my promise. I experienced it in my own life.
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