Most people want to be happy, of course. But do we take time regularly to take a look at our happiness level?
I get to talk to successful people every day and I often ask them, “Are you happy?” Most people think they should be happy… they have the attributes of success so they think they should be. Or they just roll their eyes at me, replying that they’re too busy to think about happiness… like it’s not a real thing.
Living a deeply satisfying life is something that is real and attainable. Happy, satisfied people don’t live drowning in stress. They’ve found a solution and it’s not beyond everyone’s reach.
Releasing life’s stress and finding more happiness isn’t about “chucking it all” and starting over. Often people think it’s their job or their partner that is their source of stress. But we’ve all known (or been) those people who dumped partner or career only to find themselves still feeling empty.
I believe each of us comes with a unique set of skills, abilities and dreams. If we build our lives around these talents that make us unique, often we find great happiness in life. Our uniqueness is crystal clear to us when we’re young. But our dreams and uniqueness sometime fade from view as we grow up, learn to follow the rules, please our parents and chasing after those things that the world tells us will make us happy.
Tuning back into your unique passions, skills and talents is really not a hard thing. I use meditation and mindfulness practices. Yes, conveniently meditation is also a very important tool in stress relief.
Meditation is one of the most misunderstood, amazing tools I’ve ever used. I’ve practiced for decades with many teachers in many styles and have distilled the practice down to something that anyone can do. I teach a simple approach to the calming powers of meditation in businesses, schools, at conferences and workshops. So, if you’re feeling more stress than happiness in your life, I’d love to tell you more about The Energy Of Happy.
(who some of you may have known as su nimon in years gone by. I still answer to su, suni or hey friend. ? )
My art site remains at JourneyStudios.com