Happiness is now where you are, in this moment. Doing what you are doing without worrying about the outcome or trying to get away from something. Are you trying to convince yourself that life will be better after you complete some project, or that doing this course will make you happy or give you a purpose? Patterns have a way of repeating themselves and life is a series of patterns!
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges and changes. Who promised you that, sometime in the future, life will begin to begin ~ real life. There always seems to be some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Life embraces these obstacles, envelopes them, flows around them, under them and through them.
There is no way TO happiness. Happiness is the experience of living Life, fully in this moment and exploring all that this moment has to offer. So, treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time, you, your Self .. and, remember that you (either consciously or unconsciously) attracted this moment to you for your highest evolution and growth.
Happiness is a journey ~ not a destination. Each journey starts with a single step .. and continues one step at a time.
How you handle this moment .. and the next .. and the next .. will determine whether you will experience happiness today, tomorrow .. or never.
You can experience happiness when you decide that, in this moment, there is no better time to be happy and that means unconditionally accepting your self in this moment, just the way you are. Only then can this moment give way to a brand new moment and a brand new experience .. of happiness.
Happiness is the journey, not a destination.
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"Happiness is a journey, not a destination" was published by Transpersonal Lifestreams, Hobart, Tasmania.
The url of this page is http://www.anunda.com/lifeskills/happiness.htm Updated: May, 2005
© Copyright 1998-2006 Christopher Wynter … revised 8th August, 2006