We forget in the stress of daily life that we can choose to shift our feelings away from the negative and toward more neutral or positive. Each time we decide to “practice happiness” or peace we strengthen the soul muscle that will help us create more of what we do want and less of what we don’t want.
Each time we meditate and open to allow our inner wisdom to flow in the silence we connect more deeply with soul and allow it to occupy greater space within our mind-body.
We may not be able to changes some of the difficult things that emerge in life, but we can always choose how we want to feel and how we want to respond. As we do, things have a way of shifting in the outer world as well. BUT perhaps even more important, we strengthen and make our energy more coherent and increase the stability of our inner resources….which not only helps us to rise to challenges, but also helps to bring about more positive circumstances, people, places and things…the kind of circular thinking that is helpful instead of soul deadening.
Find, notice a moment where you can create or experience happiness. Make it a game to find as many times throughout the day as you can to focus on a happy feeling. Focus on it, flow with it, expand into it without grasping. See how many happy moments you can collect (seems more useful that some of the other stuff we collect! 🙂 )