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One of my friends complained, that training her mind to be attentive to what she wanted was really, really hard. I know that can be true. Just keeping it real… I’m not perfect at this stuff either.
So now what? Ah ha, there is something we can do. Choose to feel happy. Love your life. Be grateful. If you were focused on having what you wanted, it’d feel pretty good right? If it gets to be really hard to keep your attention on this, simply tell yourself as often as possible, I’m happy. I’M happy. I’M HAPPY. If you persist, you might get to have your happy experience…or not, but at the very least you’ll feel a little heart woosh, and maybe a little lightening of spirit and then a smile of the heart.
There are many who can say it soooo much better than me. Imagine that! Plus it’s Sunday, my official day off…so let’s hear others speak.
“It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.”
– Dalai Lama.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.
– Dale Carnegie
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
– Norman Vincent Peale
It’s in your hands…well actually…in your mind. Use it well. In the immortal words of that golden oldie…don’t worry, be happy. Now I’ll be singing that song all blooming day!
Encourage each other.