Happiness comes from within. Yet we seek the outside world to create joy. Our job, our mate, our family, our home, our car, our children, etcetera, etcetera. Yet we have all of these “things” and we still have true moments of despair.
Now imagine being happy, satisfied, joyful, excited all the time? Every moment of our day?
I have recently finalized my divorce, thought I could finish one relationship and fall madly in love the next moment. My grasp on what I wanted became so tight that there was nothing left to hold. I had not yet learned how to love.
I remember days of love- similar to warm spring days like this. I remember laying in the grass with tiny twin boys examining how the sun trickled through the freshly blossomed cherry tree. I remember feeling sand for the first time with the boys. I remember sitting crossed legged supporting both boys on a Boppy while breast feeding them always at the same time, except at night. 10 years later one will sneak into bed with me just to get alone time with me every now and then they are unable to remember what breast feeding was once like yet remembers the comfort of falling asleep in my arms. I miss those days, but those days still exist.
Happiness exists every moment of the day- we chose to allow the world to upset us. We chose . . . How we feel.
When sadness arises face it, let it fill you up and then let it go. Never run from it. Turn and face it. And let your joy and love from within comfort it until it disappears.
This was inspired by “the untethered soul” by Michael singer.