Category Archives: happyness

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

“…its not about saving the world, its about saving what adults, teachers, parents, the church, bosses and haters everywhere try and take from you, the magic of life. in my world, my friends, mayhem and music come before everything. these are my dreams and my happiness.”

— Christopher Gutierrez

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.   — Mother Teresa

 

Life is sacred. Live on purpose. Be intoxicated with this world and astonished with the world you imagine.  Growth is a journey.. success doesn’t require arrival.  Want what you already hold. Give no place to public opinion. Delight in your friends. Practice the art of doing nothing.  Embrace moments of grace. Give the child in you a wide sky. Understand that laughter is prayer.

– Terry Hershey & Mary Ann Radmacher

Follow your heart wherever it take you,
and be happy. Life is brief and very fragile,
and only loaned to us for awhile.
Wake up every morning with the thought that
something wonderful is about to happen.

– Flavia

Our minds try to protect us from any large or small change, including increased happiness – especially increased happiness. Our minds perceive even happiness as a threat to our accustomed struggle.

– SARK, Making Your Creative Dreams Real

Turn To Yourself

You Are The One You Are Waiting For

We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path. There is nothing wrong with this and, in fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help. However, it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, we can very safely rely upon ourselves. We carry within us everything we need to know to make progress on our paths to self-realization. The outer world serves as a mirror. Or to use another metaphor, our inner world has a magnetic force that draws to us what we need to evolve to the next level. All we need to do to see that we already have everything we need is to let go of our belief that we need to seek in order to find.

The path of the spirit is often defined as a journey with a goal such as the fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In this metaphor, a person begins a search for something they want but do not have and then they find it, and there is a happy ending. However, most of us know that getting what we want only makes us happy for a moment, and then the happiness passes until a new object of desire presents itself. Joy is a permanent aspect of our inner selves and is not separate from us at any point. We do not have to travel to find it or imagine that it resides only in the body of another. In fact, what the best teachers will do is point out that this very precious elixir is something we already possess.

So when we find ourselves on our path, not knowing which way to turn and wishing for guidance, we can turn to ourselves. We may not know the right answer rationally or intellectually, but if we simply ask, let go, and wait patiently, an answer will come. The more we practice this and trust this process, the less we will look outside ourselves for teachers and guides for we will have successfully become our own.

from Daily Om

“…its not about saving the world, its about saving what adults, teachers, parents, the church, bosses and haters everywhere try and take from you, the magic of life. in my world, my friends, mayhem and music come before everything. these are my dreams and my happiness.”

— Christopher Gutierrez

“Together we write the Book of Life. Our every encounter determined by fate and our hands joined in the belief that we can make a difference in the world. Everyone contributes a word, a sentence, an image, but in the end, it all makes sense: the happiness of one becomes the joy of all.”

Aleph, by Paulo Coelho

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