Double Check Your Happiness
Rebuilding your life in the wake of sadness or just deciding you want to feel a little happier can be a daunting goal. It puts pressure on us ‘be’ a certain way, to perform, to avoid Happiness Impotence. If you are not sure what makes you happy I find asking myself the following helps:
“If you knew for certain you were going to live the rest of your life alone, you would never fall in love, never settle down, never have children, what would you do? What would make you happy? What would fill up your time, your heart, your soul for the rest of your days? Are you currently doing that thing?”
Then look at your response. When I assume that no one will be contributing to my sense of happiness, in any way, I suddenly have a much clearer idea of the things that will bring me happiness, the kind that isn’t connected to anyone else, can’t be taken away by anyone else, isn’t dependent on anyone else – true, sustainable, healthy, freestanding happiness. It is your happy birthright.
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