You’re here to be happy.
To feel the thrill of waking up in a life you love, at ease with who you are, and looking forward to the day ahead. Excited, full of ideas, feeling the flow of everything you’re working on coming together. And when you feel like this there’s nothing you can’t do, and nothing you can’t have. It’s all there, it keeps arriving and life just gets better. You know without question this is what you deserve, and that you are loving, and loved.
So why aren’t we in touch with this joy all the time?
Because we are what we think we are. Nothing keeps us contained more than our own thoughts. Nothing limits us more than our fears. And nothing controls us so well as our beliefs. Especially when it comes to ourselves. So often who we think we are begins in our mind with… I can’t… I’m not… I don’t… I’m too… I haven’t… I could never…
It can be incredibly difficult to break out of these self imposed restraints. We’ve been taught all our lives how to think, feel and act, and to judge ourselves, everyone and everything around us with every breath. It clouds how and what we see, and it seems inescapable. But it’s not the truth. It’s just the circular thought patterns we’ve gathered and maintained.
So where is the key to happiness?
It’s not in another person, in a particular place, or in things. All of them can enhance your happiness, but nothing outside you fills that hole for long. What you’re looking for is right there inside, in the child you were – the one who experienced wonder, delight, joy, excitement, tears and frustration.
You lived in the moment, followed your instincts and feelings and reached out for whatever you wanted, there and then. There was nothing inside saying you can’t do that, you can’t have that, you can’t be that. You were ready to reach for anything.
So that’s who you are, it just got buried.
You don’t have to go looking for happiness, but instead re-connect to that pure sense of self that is your child. Our true nature is in our emotions, our feelings, and in being free to express them. But as we grew we were taught to conceal how we felt, to conform and to fit in. And so much of our natural joy and creativity became stifled and we settled for less.
How do you get back to that joy?
Without support it can be overwhelming, even knowing where to begin. But with a guide to lead the way there is a path to follow, and you can be seen, heard and understood. It’s not about targets and goals, its about finding your authentic self, and how you want your life to be.
The only essential you need for the journey is your willingness to let go of who you think you should be in order to find your true self. In this there is healing, painful layers of the past dissolve, questions and self doubt start falling away. The space inside for peace, for joy and the happiness you’ve dreamed of just grows. And the way forward clears.