Do you have true happiness?
I know readers have been missing the daily words of inspiration, in fact, so have I, and I am happy to be sharing a little inspiration today and an important affirmation! I'd make this one a daily for sure! So let's get back to our roots today, nothing but affirmation and inspiration today, I promise!
Happiness is considered fleeting, mostly because our wants and needs tend to dominate our thoughts. Those wants and needs tend to over-shadow a sense of gratitude for what we DO have. And of course when your thoughts constantly turn themselves back to 'wants' and 'needs', it brings us to a 'lack' mindset. In a 'lack' mindset, you do not experience happiness. That is why I started my gratitude journey daily many years ago. Once a week I stop and read all my entries for the week. That journal is just pure gratitude, when I need to filter my thoughts and vent I use a completely different book. Seeing nothing but what I'm grateful for during that weekly recap of re-reading my entries, puts me back in a state of gratitude where happiness grows.
Is it easy? - NO! Certainly NOT!
Do I have days where I reach for the 'vent' journal before the 'gratitude' journal? - YES, definitely! (I have triggers, when I am feeling over-whelmed, used by people, betrayed or just plain on the receiving end of negative energy I will find myself reaching for the vent journal first. What are YOUR triggers? What changes your mood and thoughts from happiness to despair?)
But striking that balance between shifting my thoughts from lack, which leads to despair, hopelessness and faithlessness and back to gratitude which leads to true happiness is very much a pro-active process.
I strongly recommend starting your day in meditation, in daily affirmational messages and ending it in gratitude with a gratitude journal if at all possible, it helps to re-focus your perspective. That moment of centering helps you start your day off great and end it in tranquility and harmony.
Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud 'I affirm today that I will only allow thoughts that bring me to happiness, there is NOTHING I lack!'
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