The doorway to Happiness through our every thought, word, and action
It has been said, and scientifically proven, that there is an energetic component to everything we do, see, hear, and feel. Moreover, on a physical level, there is an invisible energy field that radiates from each individual; a frequency that is picked up by others based upon our inner dialogue and life movements. The thoughts we think, the things we say to others, and our actions greatly contribute to the energetic field that we give off. By cultivating positive thoughts, seeing the inherent goodness in all people, and doing random acts of kindness such as being friendly to a stranger or helping someone in distress, we radiate an energy field of ‘goodness’ that affects our lives in many ways. However, these acts of ‘goodness’ must be authentic and from our heart, otherwise they have the opposite effect. For instance: If we say ‘Congratulations!’ to someone, but inside we feel jealousy and envy of their accomplishment, most likely this person will feel the conflict on an energetic level. In the least, you will feel it, but by replacing those inner feelings that take away from our happiness and energy, with the quality of being happy for others successes, our words and actions become in line with our true inner feelings and intentions.
It seems to be true that ‘what we give, we get’ in life. We have the ability to create heaven or hell for ourselves, which is a direct result of our thoughts, words, and actions. The way we live our lives; what we say and how we treat others, as well as our feelings of self-worth all affect our level of happiness. Many traditions teach that happiness is a choice, and that you can choose to live a happy, fulfilled life by cultivating the qualities of non-judgment, acceptance, compassion, and loving-kindness amongst others. However, no matter what we say or do, what we think and feel is possibly the greatest contributing factor to the amount of happiness in our lives. By being aware of our every thought, which is the root to our words and actions, we can begin to see how our thoughts affect our lives on a profound level.
You may ask, “how do I become aware of my thoughts?’ The training and discipline of many spiritual traditions for being aware of our thoughts, words, and actions is meditation. Without any religious connotation or dogma, meditation is simply sitting in silence and being aware of our thoughts. Not judging them as good or bad, simply witnessing the movement of our mind, and how the thoughts come and go like wind through the tree’s. Eventually during this process of observation, there comes a space of total silence and ‘nothingness’ which is indescribable. Even a few minutes a day of sitting in silence and being the observer of your mental chatter will benefit your life significantly. For as you start the practice of observing your thoughts you will be more in control of your words and actions, and how you create the level of happiness and contentment in your life.
As the old saying goes: If you want something, you must give it. Most everyone on a basic level just wants to be loved, supported, and understood. If you want to be loved, understood, and supported, you must give this to others. Furthermore, in order to have these things and feel content with our lives, we must become aware of how our every thought, word, and action affects not only ourselves, but also everything around us. This life path may or may not be recognized by others, but the rewards come in many seen and unforeseen ways as the mystery of our lives unfolds. As we tune into this higher frequency of joy and contentment in our lives, new situations, people, and events magically appear with our new level of awareness. Suddenly life seems to be unfolding perfectly and we’re guided towards our potential and life path. There is an adage in Sanskrit, the ancient language of saints, yogis, and sages: May my every thought, word, and action contribute to the happiness and freedom of all beings. This positive affirmation is the foundation of this article, and I wish you success in your own pursuit of happiness.