The Pur­suit of True Hap­pi­ness

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pur­suit of in­ner hap­pi­ness should fun­da­men­tally be the one most im­por­tant thing in all our lives, and, yet we con­stantly and, con­tin­u­ally pur­sue hap­pi­ness out­side of our­selves.

We seek hap­pi­ness through ma­te­rial grat­i­fi­ca­tion, drugs, al­co­hol, over work, over eat­ing and all the dis­ap­point­ing prac­tices that stress us, and leave us feel­ing un­happy, unloved, and some­times even hope­less.

So many of my clients have said to me I thought if I had money I would be happy; so they chased more money, a fancy car, a big­ger house, an ex­pen­sive watch, and de­signer clothes. All the while los­ing sight of this one vi­tal truth that ma­te­ri­al­ism will never buy Hap­pi­ness. Ma­te­rial things cer­tainly can add to Hap­pi­ness, but, they can never re­ally make you Happy. Have you ever known of some­one with so much money that they lived a life of poverty de­void of spir­i­tual and emo­tional con­nec­tion? How many mega wealthy peo­ple have taken their lives in de­spair?

The lone­li­ness and lack of emo­tional con­nec­tion left them with­out hope of ever at­tain­ing true friend­ship or a lov­ing part­ner­ship. Many of these sad peo­ple spent their lives seek­ing love in a mi­lieu of ma­te­ri­al­ism only com­ing up empty.

They were look­ing for the right thing in the wrong place. They were seek­ing the hap­pi­ness one finds in di­vine flow, and that can only be at­tained within.

Life was meant to be abun­dant on all lev­els so why are so many, quote, un­quote, spir­i­tual peo­ple sick and broke all the time? Just like why are so many peo­ple with money lonely and un­happy? Liv­ing in the joy of life means em­brac­ing, declar­ing and at­tract­ing all things to you that en­com­pass that word Happy; love, ro­bust health, pros­per­ity there is no trade off one does not can­cel out the other; cre­ation in­tended us to ex­pe­ri­ence and have all things that make us Happy. I have known some peo­ple pro­fess­ing spir­i­tu­al­ity who ac­tu­ally think that there is hon­our in poverty.

I believe there is only hon­our in declar­ing and em­brac­ing the abun­dance that God has cre­ated for us; any other be­lief sys­tem in my mind is com­pletely and clearly off the mark. There is noth­ing evil about money. Money is en­ergy; how did you ob­tain it, what do you do with it? That de­ter­mines the good or evil of money.

Look­ing around, we can ob­serve na­ture.

Na­ture left to its own di­vine plan never strug­gles; the forests grow things in na­ture func­tion with­out ef­fort, worry or strain. The Scrip­tures say the birds of the air toil not for God feeds them. The Uni­verse is on tap ready to pro­vide us with not only what we need but what we want. Al­low­ing your­self to re­ceive all that cre­ation in­tends for you, has, ev­ery­thing to do with be­liev­ing you de­serve all life’s won­der­ful gifts.

If you can’t em­brace be­ing wor­thy of re­ceiv­ing God’s abun­dance it is go­ing to be pretty dif­fi­cult to re­ceive. Re­mem­ber as you believe so is it a neg­a­tive mind set, es­pe­cially when it comes to your­self is a sure fire way to re­main with­out ac­com­plish­ing and re­al­is­ing your earthly dreams.

Grat­i­tude even for the lit­tle things boosts pos­i­tive en­ergy that cre­ates a par­al­lel. This par­al­lel brings back all the good things you so de­sire, and in so do­ing al­lows the Uni­verse to func­tion at its high­est ca­pac­ity; pro­vid­ing your life with all that is for your high­est good.

Al­low­ing your­self to be Happy has a lot to do with be­ing in the mo­ment or as Eck­hart Tolle calls it ‘The Now.’ If you can’t see it, feel it, touch it, and taste it, or be grate­ful for it right now, there is a great like­li­hood you will never have it.

Pro­ject­ing your life’s wants and de­sires into a fu­ture that may never come does just that push what you want for­ward, you must see your­self hav­ing it your dream Now. The hon­est truth is that the fu­ture is al­ways right now, so un­der­stand if you want a happy life, a good job, a lov­ing part­ner it is not in the fu­ture you will find these things it is in to­day.

Choos­ing to feel good gives you an edge on life’s bless­ings; why? Be­cause feel­ing good al­ways but

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