When we link our happiness to the achievement of goals, we’ll never get there because there will always be another goal. But if we de-link our joy from the having of things and make joy a goal on its own, then we can be happy for ever. Make sense?
The question is how do we do that?
The answer is, we do it by becoming an appreciator of all things around us. You see, you cannot both appreciate and be unhappy in the same moment. When you are unhappy you are not appreciating. The fact of the matter is, you can always find something to appreciate. There was a time in my life when I couldn’t look at my life and find anything to appreciate about it, but I could always find appreciation in nature. It was easy to look outside and appreciate how blue the sky was, and how beautiful the flowers were. It was easy to appreciate, my cat and the birds singing outside, and my children. You can always find something to appreciate and the more you appreciate the more the Universe will bring you other things that match your vibration of appreciation – things that you can be happy about. What a wonderful way to live life, to never be concerned about what is next, to believe in the perfect unfolding, to know that you are always loved by Source and that things are always working out for you; to know that all is always well.
Have you noticed little children and how they laugh when there is nothing to laugh at, how they skip and jump just because it’s fun. They reach for joy in every moment, because joy is our natural state of being. When we maintain a feeling of joy in each day we receive the greatest gift of all – peace within our hearts. When we get to that place of peace within, life feels good. And so, that is what we are reaching for today. We are reaching for joy, which is our true nature.
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