WANNA BE HAPPY? ~ STAY JUICY!

Photo: Life is good.  Life is simple.  Everything happens for you, not to you.  Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late.  For everything you lose, you gain something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.  You don’t have to like it, but it’s just easier if you do.  So pay attention to your outlook on life.  You can either regret or rejoice; it’s your choice. – via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/09/28/9-rules-for-turning-endings-into-new-beginnings/

IT SURE IS! IF YOU ARE BUSY THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE INSTEAD OF WHAT YOU DO, YOU WON’T NOTICE HOW BEAUTIFUL LIFE REALLY IS.

 

HAPPINESS CAN BE ELUSIVE IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE SECRET PATH THERE.

 

IT STARTS WITH SELF-LOVE. YES, THAT AGAIN. SELF-LOVE IS AT THE CORE OF ALL HAPPINESS AND CONTENTMENT.

 

Photo: When you become your own best friend, life gets easier.  There is nothing to hold you back except you.  You are limited only by your imagination.  Rest in the knowledge that you don’t have to prove yourself to anyone’s heart but your own. – via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/11/14/15-reasons-to-run-for-your-life/

 

DOESN’T THAT SOUND SIMPLE? IT REALLY ISN’T BECAUSE WE ARE SOCIALIZED TO THINK SELF-LOVE EQUALS SELFISHNESS.

THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO YOUR HEART Heart (symbol)INSTEAD OF YOUR HEAD.

 

NEWS FLASH: HAPPINESS COMES ONLY WHEN YOU RECOGNIZE THE BEAUTIFUL DIVINE NATURE WITHIN YOU AND EMBRACE YOUR ENTIRETY, NO MATTER HOW FLAWED YOU BELIEVE YOURSELF TO BE.

 

YOU ARE A UNIQUE WONDERFUL BEING. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU.

 

YOU JUST HAVEN’T FOUND YOUR PURPOSE YET. WE ARE ALL HERE TO BE OF SERVICE TO ONE ANOTHER.

IF YOU HAVEN’T REALIZED THIS YET, NO WONDER YOU’RE SUFFERING.

 

WHAT MOVES YOU AND MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF? IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION, START THINKING!

 

1.  VOLUNTEER somewhere that can use your efforts. There are tons of places that need help. Call your Volunteer Center for ideas.

2.  WORK HARDER at your job. Find ways to help people you hadn’t considered. Everyone you meet can be affected by your generosity of spirit . You have a job. How lucky are you?

3.  LISTEN to music that inspires you. Music can change a bad mood in no time flat!

4.  READ an inspirational book. Get some perspective on how lucky you are by reading about others less fortunate (like 95% of the rest of the world).

5.  CONCENTRATE on what you have, not on what you don’t have.

6. GET OUTSIDE and feel, smell, and listen to the world around you. Nature is aways perfect. The life force you take for granted is alive and vital outside in every plant, the sky, the flowers, and every living being.

7.  HAVE GRATITUDE for absolutely everything, even the things that are difficult to appreciate.

 

AND HERE’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST ROUTES TO HAPPINESS AND SELF-LOVE

 

This is frequently a tough one for people. But holding on to resentment, old stories and anger will only make you sick. And it's the worst kind of sickness, too. It's the kind that depletes your energy and blocks your ability to love as fully and deeply as you could. It's the kind that has a grip on you, that hasn't entirely let you go. But the uncomfortable truth is, if you're full of resentment and pain over something in your past, you are the one who's holding on.</p>
<p>Sometimes people feel if they forgive it's like saying whatever happened is okay. There's some desire to keep score, to hold that tally card and make sure it's marked correctly, in permanent ink. But nothing in this life is forever, and nothing is certain, either. Forgiving people and eventually wishing them well is not the same as saying whatever happened is okay with you. It just means your commitment to your own peace and happiness is greater than your determination to file away another person's transgression in the library of your soul. Because in order to keep those feelings of anger or pain alive, you have to feed them, you have to stoke the flame every so often. Retell the story to a new friend, or re-boil yourself over it on a dark day. It takes a lot of energy to carry heavy stories around with you everywhere. But if you get more interested in your own healing, you won't want to tell that old story anymore, or keep it alive in your heart. </p>
<p>Forgiving someone means you are unhooking your journey from theirs. You are saying, in effect, that you are not letting your past dictate your future, you are not going to drag old feelings into new situations, you are not going to allow yourself to be defined by things that have happened to you. You are taking responsibility for your own happiness. And that unhooking is also a detaching. I don't believe it's possible to detach without doing the work to heal first. Without leaning into your pain and acknowledging it, without having compassion for yourself. But when you've given yourself the time, space and respect to move through all those feelings, I believe you can let it go. Liberate yourself. Open yourself up to new stories, new experiences with more knowledge and understanding about yourself. And when you detach and remove the charge from the situation, there's really no reason not to wish someone well. To hope that they'll heal. I fully realize this is where the "we are all one" conversation becomes extraordinarily challenging. But if you really believe that, as I do, then you have to want everyone to heal. To grow, to open, to move toward love. Because the more healed and loving people we have walking around on this planet, the better it is for everyone.</p>
<p>Commit to your own well-being. Take charge of your story and start to co-create it in a way that feels good to you. Forgive life if you need to, with the understanding that is isn't fair, and that sometimes unbelievably painful losses will fall upon you, maybe more so than others. The ride of life does not take place on a level field, after all. Become more interested in your own healing, in your own potential to feel the limitless love you have within you. Don't let anyone or anything rob you of that. That's your light. People will do and say all kinds of incomprehensible things in this life, love them, anyway. That doesn't mean you have to want to hang out with them. It just means take your power back. Because life is short. I don't believe there's any time to make yourself sick with resentment. As the Buddha famously said, "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned". Don't burn yourself anymore if you have been. Love yourself. Heal yourself. Free yourself. And shine. Sending you much love, as I always am.<br />
-Ally Hamilton

 

RELEASE YOURSELF FROM THE BURDEN OF BLAME, SHAME AND ANGER ~ THE ONE YOU HURT MOST BY HOLDING ON IS YOURSELF.

 

NO ONE BUT YOU SUFFERS EACH TIME YOU REMIND YOURSELF OF A HURT OR BETRAYAL. WE ALL HAVE THEM, THEY’RE JUST A PART OF LIFE. ACCEPT THEM, LEARN THE LESSONS AND KEEP ON TRUCKING!

 

Photo: xxxx

 

 

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THAT’S IT. YOUR ATTITUDE IS THE BIGGEST HELP OR HINDRANCE TO YOUR HAPPINESS AND WELL BEING.

 

 

Happiness by Miroku251

 

FIND A WAY TO SMILE ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU APPRECIATE ABOUT YOUR LIFE. I DARE YOU TO FIND 20 THINGS TO CELEBRATE.

 

Happiness is an Action Verb

 

 

CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY. CHOOSE TO BE GRATEFUL. CHOOSE TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU WERE PUT ON EARTH TO LIVE. ~ STAY JUICY!

Lasting happiness sounds

~ by Lorraine E. Castro on December 4, 2012.

7 Responses to “WANNA BE HAPPY? ~ STAY JUICY!”

  1. Sounds like a “code of conduct” we should all listen and follow!! Imagine how much richer we would be spiritually!!!

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    • Darin, you live this every day of your life. You are an inspiration to others through your own loving attitude and behavior.

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  2. This is as beautiful as you Lorraine. Thank you for making a difference and for all of your efforts.

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    • Denise, you are a sweetheart! Thank you so much for your kind words.

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    • You are so right, Denise. We aren’t socialized to love ourselves but if we don’t learn how, we aren’t as capable of seeing the beauty in others and our miraculous, amazing world.

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  3. loved all of this, Lorraine! Thanks!

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