We think we will be happy if we could just have that car, or that house or that mate. But what if there was a way to be happy even if you never get that car or that house or a mate?
asked 18 Jun '12, 17:57
You don’t need a reason to be happy; you can simply decide to be happy for the sake of happiness.
Unless of course, you place conditions on being happy, such as I’ll be happy when...
Think from a higher perspective, in which you as an eternal spirit being, already know that life is all good and therefore, you know that anything that’s on your path through life must ultimately be all good too.
Consider this quote from Buddha:
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." Buddha - 563 BCE - 483 BCE
Now apply those words to happiness. Like love, happiness is a state of being; you don’t need to go looking for happiness because it’s a part of who you already are.
And here’s a wonderful truth to realize:
Your higher self you, brings an experience of life to you based upon the, in the moment, feedback that it receives from the physical you. Therefore, look around you and appreciate everything wanted that’s currently in your life, right now, and then any probable future must also contain more of what’s wanted, more good things.
Realize that any and all desires you’ve ever had, came forth from your own higher self. That’s why as a physical being you like what you like and dislike what you dislike. Your higher self is you and thus, it knows everything about you. It sees the probable futures that lie ahead of you and calls you to them.
Be happy now, feel good now – and then all good things must make their way into your experience ♥
answered 24 Jun '12, 23:44
Yes, that's the "secret" in my opinion. Be happy anyway, even if it never came.:)
The thrill you get from receiving your manifestation seems to disappear pretty quick... then you're suddenly wanting something new. Endless cycle.
answered 18 Jun '12, 18:33
Aha! A question that gets at a basic truth of life!!! Yay!
Truth is that happiness is ultimately NOT dependent on that house, car, mate, or anything outside yourself. Happiness comes from inside, from a kind of "state of living". If you expect to be happy, and have happy days, then you will for the most part. (Nobody's perfect here! But in general...)
What is that "state of living"? First of all, it is not expecting to get happiness from stuff outside ourselves! Happiness is a state of being that can be generated from within, and can be freed from being dependent on circumstances. Despite lack of money, bills galore, lack of my own home, etc., I am happy! I just am.
When one figures this out, one is on the way to true freedom.
A new car won't make you happy for long. Happiness comes from bonding with Source/God/Allah/Brahma/Buddha/Papa Legba/Abraham/Diana/Goddess/Gaia/etc. Manifestations are byproducts of this bonding.
Let's use God as a compendium of all the above :>) I like the Idea of calling all the above God. Simple and straightforward, but if you have a better Name, please use it. I am getting tired of all the caveats I have been adding when I say, "God."
God designed us to run on Him. He is our Fuel. Our Gasoline. You put something else in your engine and it may run a few feet and then conk out.
God = Joy
God = Happiness
answered 19 Jun '12, 12:10
My answer to this question is: Which is more important, depends on the mood I'm in when you ask me. :)
answered 19 Jun '12, 23:03
manifestations are only products of energy, so joy brings great manifestations, and fear brings only bad. so if u enjoy the love, then u can enjoy the things u bring to yourself, and have GREAT joy in both
love n light
answered 26 Jun '12, 21:52
TReb Bor yit-NE
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