I don’t mean are you happy with your burger and fries or that harvest fresh salad with the lime vinaigrette. Are you happy, I mean truly happy with your life or are you just going through the motions, waiting for that next thing to happen to make it all better?
Isn’t that the reason we all do whatever it is we do? We are all working hard to be happy. Babies know how to be happy, what happened to us along the way? If I just had that house, that car, that job, that partner ….. the list is endless. So are the self-help gurus out there promising that if you just follow their foolproof plan happiness can be yours for only $19.95!
I can’t make you happy. Nobody can except you. I can tell you that if you are asking the question if you are looking for happiness, you are on the right track. For most, it doesn’t seem that happiness is even a choice, they just keep their heads down and plod along down the path.
Perhaps the ego begins to dictate happiness as we “grow up”. Maybe we have forgotten what happiness truly is. Happiness as measured by the ego is fleeting at best. The ego can never be content within this physical world because there is always another mountain to climb or thing to acquire. Happiness starts in the heart chakra, happiness flows from the rich, emerald green energy of Love.
If you are not happy, by all means, change whatever you must change to find happiness, but know that it cannot be lasting happiness without a change in your perspective. Do you remember being happy simply because you were loved? That warm happy glow that was complete in and of itself? We are beings of Love and Light, not beings of the ego. Until you remember this absolute truth, until you accept who and what you are, happiness will come and go.
Happiness flows from the heart. Happiness comes from the knowing that we are all beings of Light and Love regardless of our individual circumstances. All of our differences, all of the reasons to not be happy simply fall away in the presence of True Love. Happiness is your natural state and is a reflection of the Love you radiate to others.
Just look at that happy baby in the picture. Infectious isn’t it? That is the picture of pure joy, nothing attached, no ego. Even though that picture was taken in the past, the energy of Love comes through as if you were there. Funny how Love is not constrained by time or space. Feel the Love that baby radiates. Feel the warm glow that rises from your chest. This is your natural state. Revel in it as long as you can. Tomorrow, do the same thing but for just one moment longer. The next day, add yet one more moment, and the next and the next…. Soon you will radiate Love to all you walk with.
Now we are doing yoga….
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out Yoga Dude for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all One. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.