Happiness is not a feeling
that occurs occasionally when a family member or a good
friend makes us laugh. Happiness is a necessary
ingredient of your day to day living. Without happiness,
you are stuck in the 3rd dimension of fear and distrust,
jealousy and doubt. There are 3 keys to a happy life and
they are easy to learn. Any child can do it.
Key # 1: Include Play in
Every Day and Don't Ever Feel Guilty About It
Children learn from
their play. They explore their talents and have time to
develop them. They imitate the adult world around them
and in so doing, build a better understanding of that
world. They learn how to negotiate with peers between
fairness and their self interests.
These activities build
self esteem and self appreciation. These are valuable
later in school, and throughout your life in social
situations. Without them, you will not succeed in school
or in a job.
There is no time limit
on play. Don't stop playing with peers, and by yourself.
Adult play doesn't always look the same as a child's
play, but it is just as much fun and it is just as
valuable. It might be a quilting club, or a "'Round the
world cooking club." Don't have time? Turn off the TV.
Key # 2: Follow Your
Bliss and Don't Ever Feel Guilty About It
We are born with a
personal sensing device that will lead us to joy,
satisfaction, a sense of achievement and love. This
sensing device lets us know when we are moving closer to
our heart's desired goal, and when we are moving away
from it. Those who attend to this sensor and continually
move closer to their heart's desire have the kind of
life most would want.
Bill Gates is a good
example. He and his high school friend were interested
in computers and wrote software after school. Bill's
father was a successful lawyer. There was probably some
family pressure for him to go to law school since that
had already been proven to work for their family. Also,
with a father who was a lawyer, Bill would have an
easier time getting into a good grad school and so
forth. But, Bill was allowed to go to MIT which is not
known to prepare students for law school. He was allowed
to follow his bliss and not pressured to follow
in his father's footsteps.
You too were born with
talents and interests. When you follow these the world
will open for you and all sorts of wonderful gifts will
be given to you. The Hicks call it "swimming
Key # 3: Challenge
All Fearful or Angry or Resentful Thoughts
Negative thinking can
take up a lot of time and too much emotional energy.
Best advice -- Let it go!
We started using the
Sedona Method in my family years ago. You don't
challenge negative thinking, but you simply ask your
higher mind whether or not you can let it go. You look
at it which immediately separates your spiritual self
from your Egoic self. Then, you ask whether or not you
can let it go.
Almost before you even
ask the question, you have already let it go. Anytime
you step into the present time, you have already let go
of anything connected to the past.
So to summarize:
- Play more
- Follow Your Bliss
- Don't let fear or
anger get in your way