10.5.16

happiness


What is happiness? 

That new car? A new job?  Those new clothes? A trip to Costa Rica? While all certainly are things that help make us happy, I don't really believe that they truly do make you happy. 

Happiness is something that needs to be worked on every. single. day. it is like a workout for your soul. It doesn't come easy but with a little work you can find it. I started reading the book "Happiness by Mathieu Ricard" and it has inspired me to be better. Oh boy, I seriously sound like a quack, HA! But seriously, why is it that we put so much effort into bettering our bodies, our jobs, our lives but we don't want to better our minds or our souls? 

I focused for so long on my life goals that I left behind something really important... me. I left me behind. I had tunnel vision on my future, on what I wanted, what would make me happy that I completely forgot to focus on the present and on myself. I'm now focusing on me. Body, mind and all. I'm treating myself with kindness, I'm looking deep inside and asking myself the real questions. "Who am I? What am I good at? What do I need to improve? What do I want? Why do I want it?" You know, all the "important" questions. 

Will I be happy if certain materialistic things happen in my life? Yes. I won't sit here and lie. I will be happy if certain goals are achieved, if my hard work pays off BUT I am also learning to be content with what I have NOW. If those goals aren't achieved it isn't the end of the world, it's just another building block to get to where I wanna go. 

I ask you to take a few minutes every day to focus a little bit on your mind. Meditate, talk to it, do whatever you gotta do to bring you some peace. 

Life is temporary, so make the best of the time you got! 

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