What do you want most in your life?
If you are like most people you would say, “To be happy.”
Even if you said more money, a lover, a nicer home ask yourself why you want those things. I would suggest in the having of them you believe you will be more happy.
What if you could just be happy now – even without them?
Our “American dream” culture suggests that we will be happy when we get more money, more status or more reputation but recently released studies suggest that although the wealth of the average North American has doubled in the last 50 years we are actually not any happier. So we have bigger houses and nicer cars but we are not actually happier.
So what does make us happy?
Research suggests humans are happiest when they focus on these three intrinsic values:
- Personal growth or connecting to who we really are as individuals and unfolding our purpose
- Cultivating close relationships or being apart of a community of like-minded people
- Being in service to others and the world
I am not suggesting you abandon your Porsche and live in a yurt but if you are seeking to resurrect happiness then connect to yourself, connect to others and just lend a helping hand.
Rather than negating yourself take that course or learning that you feel called to.
Rather than isolating ask someone to go for coffee or just smile at a stranger.
Rather than saying it’s not your problem, pick up that piece of garbage or help someone with childcare.
I guarantee you will feel happier.
Like me you may have spent many years of life working, striving, wanting to improve, overcome, succeed and achieve – which is all good but in the end for what if we are not happy?
I dedicate this spring to the resurrection of happy! I still have a To Do list and love moving and shaking but at the top of my list every day is “Seek Happy.”
Much love to you all.
Shasta Townsend is a passionate lover of life, cultivator of possibility and guide to radiant being both on and off the Yoga mat. She is the creator and director of Balanced Life Yoga, a freelance wellness, travel and well-being writer and a leader in grounded transformational spirituality. Her love of freedom and joy and her intention to always expand takes her to fresh and exciting places on the mat and around the globe. She offers group and individual transformation to help people live a life they love. Her own heart-based creation, Balanced Life Yoga is a community of light, transformation and possibility. You can connect with her in class or private sessions there (www.balancedlifeyoga.ca) or on Facebook (and follow her exploits and unfoldings).
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