“Happy, happy, happy, happy” What makes you happy?
Research is showing the our thoughts control our moods. In other words, if you think happy you feel happy. That is cool. I have always felt more in control of how I think so this research is suggesting to me that if I can control my thoughts I can also control my feelings.
I like to feel happy. I believe that most people do. I also think that it can be a lot of work sometimes to maintain a level of thinking that keeps us happy. Reframing our lives, even our past childhoods into positive experiences is always a choice. We can accept what we see, hear and experience as happy or sad, good or bad, heaven or hell. It really is up to us.
That’s a lot of responsibility. If live gives you lemons you are EXPECTED to make lemon aid…AND DRINK IT.
Here’s the thing…We only know what happiness is because we have experienced sad. Choice comes from understanding the contrast. I believe it is good for us to sit in the negative emotion for a while until we truly understand the source. What thoughts or familiar thought patterns have taken us to the dark side. It’s okay to wallow in it every now and then. Chronic wallowing is not encouraged but sometimes it can be cathartic. So go ahead and be sad, feel bad and live in the hell you are creating for your self. Just know that happiness, goodness and heaven are just a choice, a thought away. Your call.
Heart and head influence each other so much. Give yourself a break and generate the happy heart you deserve. Find the positive in the situation or the humourous and enjoy a good laugh. It’s good for the heart. So is a good cry. Be Gentle and Honest with yourself and watch for the contrasts that can teach you how to be happy.
Take good care.