We make our lives far more complicated than they really are, we seem to put too many conditions on every choice we make and action we take. Things are either black, grey or white there is very little else they can be, either it is for our good or for our dismay. We allow our ego to get in the way of the happiness of others and even our own happiness in the end. Selfishness serves no purpose other than to deceive you into believing that possessions and wealth can make you happy. Yes money makes it easier to live in this world, but money is not a source of true happiness or love. Money is but paper or metal and it usually causes more problems than it solves. We tend to be addicted to temporary and instant gratifications which are good at distracting us from the good things in life like friends, family, love and communal fellowship. We need to be less about self and more about family, friends and community.
We need to learn to put our ego’s back in their place and live life with unconditional love, trust, compassion, hope and most of all faith. We need to put away the fear we have been taught and embrace the spirit of hope so that we can truly live our lives. We can no longer go through each day just trying to survive, we must live each day in the fullest as if there is no tomorrow. We should show our appreciation to those in our lives that we love and hold dear. We should be considerate, kind and compassionate to all those we meet, for none of us are perfect or without fault. We shouldn’t worry about what we don’t have for possessions are only temporary. We shouldn’t worry about who does or don’t like us for that is something we can not control in the end. We should just be the best person we can be and cherish those that we are blessed to have as friends and family.
The first step in changing one’s life is to change the way you look at life itself.
- Though I can not go back I can go forward and live life to the fullest (transientreflections.com)
- How come you are so happy when things are so bad? (onelifetimeblog.com)
- The Happy Curmudgeon (gyatoday.wordpress.com)
- Independence (thesolitarypalmtree.wordpress.com)
- What’s Your Happiness Formula? (aarp.org)
- Enjoy what you have (jilljacobs7.wordpress.com)
- MU Teen: Finding Happiness in the Little Things (aiminglow.com)
- Are You (Secretly) Happy? Stop Hiding! Happiness Drives Success (creativeinsideout.com)
- Spiritual emptiness (thehimalayantimes.com)