How to Turn Your Life Around and Find Happiness
If you’ve been feeling a little stuck in life lately or maybe things aren’t going your way or maybe you’ve made some bad decisions you are now regreting then maybe this article can help.
We live in a sea of energy that moves in waves.
Some people tend to ride the crest of these waves while others seem to find themselves at the bottom more often.
Everyone rides the ups and downs of life including yours truly.
It is impossible not to because it is the very nature of the universe. You cannot know the good without having experienced the bad.
Everyone has good and bad times in their life.
The difference in the recovery may be in how people define events in their lives internally.
“If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.” – Les Brown
If you are at a place in your life you no longer wish to be, consider the experience a life lesson and move on.
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
You’ve experienced a life lesson, now why not move on? Don’t have regrets, hold grudges or continue with a “chip on your shoulder” toward yourself, your thoughts and actions or anyone else because these emotions are a form of bad energy.
This energy is real and it will negatively effect you until you release it.
How do you do this??
FORGIVE, forgive, forgive.
Forgiveness a HUGE and important step. You don’t have to forget but you have to forgive.
Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior. – Mark Victor Hansen
You’ve experienced a life lesson. Acknowledge it, learn from it, forgive all and let it go so you can move on….don’t dwell in the past because you live in the now.
“Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.” – Les Brown
The next thing to create a gratitude list. Write down everything you are thankful for.
“Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.” -Robert H. Schuller
I can’t begin to explain how important this step is. Gratitude is one of the magic tools you can use to ride the crest of life’s waves or just get back on your surf board again.
Everyone has stuff to be thankful for. I only know you from that short email but from that I see that you can probably see also, you can read and write, you have internet access and you already understand the concepts I share here on Kahunka!! That is a great gratitude list already!
Every day spend five minutes writing and/or reading this list and give thanks to Jesus, Mohammad, Buddha, God, the Universe or whatever you consider to be your higher power.
Now it’s time to move on with your life.
“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berri
You are unhappy now and want happiness, don’t seek it externally from the state you are presently in because it won’t be there.
Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly. – Bertrand Russell
So how do you find true happiness?
By aligning what you think, say and do with spirit.
The real you, that is, your spirit, your higher self, your observer or whatever you choose to call it does indeed knows what you want.
“Deep down” people know what they want, what they like and who they are but when suppress these feelings and go against our true selves, conflict arises.
So how do I find out what it is I want to do or be?
Sit in a quiet place and relax. Ask yourself if there were no social pressure of any kind from family, friends, employers and so on and you could do, be or have anything you desired, what would it be?
The gut feeling and the little voices you may have been suppressing will start to speak up, listen because this is the way your higher self communicates with you. It will tell you what you want to know.
“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” – William James
“The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” – Mark Twain
“What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists…and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know EXACTLY what you want…and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.” – Alexander Graham Bell
Determine what you want and make the commitment to go for it. Do not compare your point in life to that of other people. The journey through our human experience is like a horizontal circular track, a horse track if you will. No one is any further along or behind, we are all just at different points along the track.
Reread that last paragraph.
Do not concern yourself with “starting over.”
“You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.” – Barbara Sher
Don’t worry about “generating positive energy” because this will come automatically. Focus on what you love and your desires.
Thoughts do become things but could you imagine if everything we thought about materialized instantly?
Once you know what you want, visualize yourself as already having that condition. Close your eyes for at least ten minutes a day and see yourself as having what it is you desire. see it, touch it, hear it and so on. Every time you do this the desire will move a little closer to you.
But visualizing by itself is not enough. The equation looks like this…
Visualization + Action = Realization
“It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.” – Thomas Robert Gaines
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Alva Edison
In other words if you at a point in your life and you wish to move to another, dream, imagine and visualize that condition BUT the second key ingredient is ACTION. You cannot sit on the couch all day and daydream and expect your life change.
Remember however when you are doing what you love and following your dreams, it won’t seem like effort at all.
In closing here are a few more thoughts on “how to be happy.”
“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.” – Dale Carnegie
“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – Sir James M. Barrie
Thanks for your attention,