Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sustainable Happiness

Photo by DebRA
Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

I think of happiness as a continuum along which there is dense energy (unhappiness) on one side and light energy (happiness) on the other side. The more you partake in things that make you dense, the unhappier you are. Dwelling on darker (denser) topics, revisiting arguments, rehearsing yet to happen unpleasant conversations will never make you happy. The more you partake in things that make you light, the happier you are. The more happiness you put in, the more happiness you get out. It’s that simple.

What makes you happy is dependent upon your values, goals, hopes, and dreams.

What makes me happy?

* Morning Meditation With Gopi Gal Pals
* Getting Together With Childhood Ya-Ya Friends
* Yoga Class
* Full Moon Ceremonies And Drum Circles
* Adventures With My BFF
* Watching Survivor With My Honey
* Sitting Down To A Scrumptious Family Dinner
* Seeing Fairies Hiding In A Beautiful Orchid

Each time you do something that makes you happy (and light), you sustain your own happiness; and in that moment, you send a puff of happiness out into the Universe.

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