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3 Simple Questions: An Uncomplicated Guide To Happiness
A Simple Goal
The only intention for writing this article is to offer some food for thought via three unobtrusive questions with the hope of initiating one of the greatest journey's one can travel...a life of happiness.
Do I Really Want To Be Happy?
The answer: Yes, of course!
Who would say no? Few I would guess, but do our daily actions, habits and thoughts reflect that answer? How many times have you asked yourself that question, exactly as written with the full and honest intent to live the answer? In my humble opinion we don't ask ourselves this question because we often are unable to focus on "being" happy because we haven't determined the answers to questions 2 or 3. Please read on.
What Makes Me Happy?
Easy, right? Just give me all I consciously want and I'll be happy. So what makes you happy when what you consciously want isn't present in your life? If your desires never materialize does that mean you will be miserable...forever?
If you are looking externally for your happiness I suggest it will never be found. When the inside is happy, (when the being is happy) the outside becomes an expression of what's in there and...voila, happiness. So which came first, the internal or the external vision of happiness? Both are just a decision away and it's your choice! Don't believe me? Good, answer the third question.
Do I Believe I AM Happy.
Knowing what it would take and having the desire to be happy are only two of the elements, and not even the most essential ones, to attaining to the state of "being" known as happiness. I know, this is not new! I didn't say it would be. That doesn't take away from its validity. Happiness is something you are, therefore the best way again, in my humble opinion, is not to ascribe to happiness but to decide to "BE" happy.
If you say I can't because...you are absolutely correct. If you say "I AM" because...so too, are you correct! Food for thought and the discovery of all that exists within and without is in your capacity to believe!
Peace be with you my friends!