Once again I had a post almost complete. The text was written and the images created. All to an end of not being shared (yet).
Instead, I’ve had something on my mind for the past few days. Actually, not just something, it’s more of a realization. I have found what I can only describe as authentic happiness (or very close). It’s not that I wasn’t happy before. Quite the contrary.
I’m talking about another type of or what feels like a better happiness. A happiness that doesn’t come from stuff and things. A happiness that isn’t contingent on success and accomplishments. It’s a happiness that is gained from looking within and seeing and accepting who you are. It’s a happiness that is unconditional and is not subject to the all too familiar comparison trap. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it.
This is all new to me and my thoughts are kind of jumbled. Interestingly it’s a way of thinking that totally contradicts who I, at one time, thought I was. [That seems to be happening a lot lately]. Fortunately, Stephanie Mitchell summed it up concisely in words that my jumbled mind could not,
“Instead of searching for possessions and achievements to make you happy, reflect on who you are and find authentic joy within.”
My previously mentioned jumbled thoughts include questioning and maybe even a little doubt. Could this possibly be true? Will this feeling last? I definitely don’t have the answers but I don’t really need to, do I?
There is a true happiness to be found when you begin to look inside yourself. That’s it. So simple and yet, that is exactly what I was trying to say.
Be HEALTHY. Be HAPPY. Be YOU.
Let’s stay in touch!
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