Monday, April 18, 2011

Our Happiness - Our Responsibility


Every day I am reminded by the Universe that if I want to be happy it’s my responsibility – my choice.

And so each day I try to make the choice to be happy. Now that doesn’t always happen – sometimes I get caught up in some drama, someone says something or does something that clashes with a belief I have about myself or the world around me. And I find myself reacting to the situation in a less than “spiritual” way. It can be embarrassing and nerve-wracking and often the moment the words or action happen I am wishing I could take it back.

Haven’t we all been in that kind of situation at one time or another? And don’t we all wish that we could find some way to avoid it? We can learn to take care of our own belief system, questioning it, examining it’s validity, letting go of beliefs that we’ve had since we were young children that, when we look at them today, no longer work for us. Let’s face it, we don’t have the same taste in clothes that we had when we were kids, nor do we have the same friends and if we do, they have probably changed over the years. So why would our belief system be the same as well?

If we had a relationship that wasn’t working, wouldn’t we take a good look at it and question whether it is still good for us? And most often if it isn’t we let it go, moving on to something more positive or life enhancing. The same principles should be used when we find ourselves reacting to an event or person in a negative way. Take a look at where the negativity came from – chances are it came from a deep seated belief that you may not even realize you have.

Awareness is one of the key factors in changing our life for the better. If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, blaming others or the lack of something in your life isn’t what will make you happy. In fact, it will more than likely make you more unhappy in the long run.

Wayne Dyer says, “You can never get enough of what you don’t want”. You think you want the new car, the perfect partner, the big house, the prestigious job to make you happy and yet when you get them all you find you are no happier than you were before. Why? Because it’s not what you really wanted. What you really wanted was to feel happy.

So maybe it’s time to find your happiness in a new way. Instead of looking for it from the outside in, turn it inside out.

Move all the junk and negativity out of the way and see the happiness, joy, love and peace that lie within you at all times just waiting to be recognized, acknowledged and felt.

If you want to feel happy – take responsibility for making the conscious choices that will reveal to you the true happiness that lies within.

Make every day your best day!

With love and kindness
Bettina

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