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So What Are You Choosing For?

“Happiness is like a butterfly which,
when pursued, is always beyond our grasp,
but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
– Nathaniel Hawthorn.

Being happy is something all of us have to learn. And any person can be as happy as they want. Thus, finding happiness is not only possible but it is far more simpler than one may imagine. Unfortunately, too many of us had been looking in the wrong place.

Some say, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” I reckon if you want to be happy, be. Happiness is our highest well-being. It is being thankful for all the little special things which happens around us and to us every day.

Count your blessings. The point is if you focus on gratitude it is simply impossible to be unhappy at the same time. You see, it is not happiness that makes us grateful but gratitude that makes us happy. So isn’t gratitude a powerful tool for transforming our lives?

On the other hand, whenever we suffer there is something we are resisting. I reckon non-acceptance of “what is” creates pain and heartache inside us. Thoughts, feelings and emotions arise by themselves and simply as they are. Our mind creates a problem out of experience by labeling it as good, bad, desirable or undesirable. Thus, the first step to be happy lies in being okay with every experience.

The fact is when we offer no resistance to “what is” we are consciously choosing to allow the feeling to be as it is, without any commentary and without any judgement; ultimately we wrap everything in peace. In short, say “yes” instead. Yes, it will be possible to feel down but at the same time you experience an inner peace.

To be happy is to be able to get a perspective when things look dark and you start to lose hope. Happiness is like looking for the gifts, which are always there, even when they seem hidden. And be mindful, of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

So happiness is a choice. Most of us are about as happy as we make up our minds to be. And happy people consistently make choices which support their happiness. Besides, when we are happy, we are vibrating at a high frequency of good vibes. And when we are sad, our vibration is low.

There are always choices available which lead to an increase of vibration, and therefore happiness. To be happy and to remain happy is your choice. As I conclude my post, I believe what we focus on, grows. And when we focus on what we don’t want, we attract more of the same. So what are you choosing for?

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6 Comments

  1. Deryn says:

    Agreed! Completely! If we don’t learn to be happy then we spend life miserable, and who wants that? Go play in the rain! Try on some funny hats! Snuggle up in a cozy blanket!

    http://www.habitualme.wordpress.com

  2. Michael says:

    Hi Deryn,

    Welcome and thank you for your valuable comment. Indeed what you have mentioned has added so much depth to my post.

    Stay happy and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. !!!

  3. So true. I think my biggest life lesson has been that happiness is not a destination that we will arrive at after achieving set things. It’s something we choose to feel on our journey.

  4. Michael says:

    Change your thought and your world will change.

    Be happy and stay happy. That is a choice you could make. And at the same time; make others happy and you will be happier.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  5. Tomas says:

    I totally agree with you. Thus “thank you for the words of truth” came out as if of itself.
    The gratitude is just inescapable as we admit that the same Spirit indwells in us both. That’s the happiness. So we are doomed to the happiness – as you say “it is not happiness that makes us grateful but gratitude that makes us happy” Wonderful expression. Your statement is a key to the pictures on Art by Tomas (and all other my blogs) Thank you once again.

  6. Michael says:

    Hi Tomas,

    It’s simply wonderful to have you visiting and commenting again. I like your comments and your train of thoughts – you are really great.

    Have a wonderful day and stay happy will you?

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