Earlier this year I prayed that my happiness and self-worth wouldn’t be attached to anyone or anything. In the past I would subconsciously feel that a person or tangible item would bring me happiness. I quickly learned that wasn’t true. After this prayer, everything that I thought identified me as an individual left, broke, or went away. Some friends were no longer in my world, and I felt a bit lost, upset and wondered what was going on. In meditation I heard “you asked for this.” As I came to the realization that self-development and improvement is not very easy or pretty I started to go through the process and ask for the lesson and strength to get through and become a better person that was grounded and purposeful.
I realized that some of the things that I focused on and that I thought was important was really insignificant. Although my world was chaotic, I knew to trust more without worry and it all worked out. There were so many lessons along the way but I had to be tested, tried, pass the test, and given the test again to get it. I also learned that when you are being worked on God knows what he is doing. Sometimes we are put in the worst situations to make ourselves see the bigger picture to make it better. I know happiness is my birthright and yours too, so it is important to find your bliss. I am still learning lessons but I can say I am calmer, purposeful, I’ve developed stronger relationships with friends and family, less stressed, and most important happier.
Here are some quotes on happiness.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. — Oscar Wilde
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. –Andre Maurois
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. –Charles Spurgeon
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
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. — Ayn Rand
What make you happy?
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