Hello there, How many times a day do you say no, silently, to your world, your life, to others? How many times do you wish for something that isn't happening at the moment? How often do you try to change what has already happened by going over it in your head and remembering it differently. How many times do you try to get someone to be someone else, including yourself? How do you think your world is affected when you deny, refuse, resist and consistently try to wish away what is? Is life, your life, that unsatisfactory that wanting something other than what you have is more fun, more rewarding and overall more enjoyable?
Happiness is not something you shoot for. Joy isn't a goal. These are states we have always within us, totally accessible. We spend so much time choosing to dislike what is that we never see the beauty in the moment. We take for granted all that supports, loves and appreciates us because it isn't exactly what we want it to be or how we would like it to be. The truth is we may never get where we want to go, we may not be around long enough. Nothing is promised, certainly not an amount of time in this human experience, so, though planning for the future is important, being attached to it isn't. The future has a mind of its own and it is better to bet on what is right now.
Learning to love this moment brings you to that state of being we call happiness. Loving the moment doesn't stop you from wanting the moment to change or be something else. It allows for you to spend less time efforting change. When you are happy, when joy seeps from your pores the world is yours. What you thought you had to force now flows easily in your direction. What you thought was going to take forever and be a struggle is done with joy and realized sooner than you thought. Most of all you forget to be miserable when you are busy being happy. You forget to worry when you trust in the moment you are in. When you give up resisting your life, your life stops resisting you.
Be expansive, be joyful, be love.