Have you ever wondered where true HAPPINESS comes from? Or how to have JOY and PEACE in your daily life?
Well, I think I’ve discovered the secret… it’s ACCEPTANCE. Your ability to be okay with life, as it is, plays a significant role in being able to attain HAPPINESS, JOY, and PEACE.
This may seem too simple but it is the true essence of a happy life. When we learn to let go and go with the twists and turns of life, we allow ourselves to experience the beauty that is life. Old beliefs that adversity and struggle means the world is against us can be seen from a new perspective. Adversity and struggle provides opportunities to grow, expand, and live!
Author Annie Dillard once said: “If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair… or go into business. You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.” Her message being that we build strength and we improve because we are willing to remain strong in the face of adversity and struggle.
I must admit I did not always carry such a disposition, and to be quite honest I still have my days where I moan “whoa is me… why am I being challenged so?” However, then I remind myself that I am the one who determines how I handle life situations. And if I’m the one in control, then that means I’m the one who can choose to WIN, no matter what obstacle is before me! That simple shift of giving myself back the power to choose has helped me to endure even the toughest of days…
But that’s the choice I made… How willing are YOU to live a happy life?
Will you be courageous in the face of whatever difficulties you’re currently facing?
Or as Author Joe Vitale would say: “how good can you stand it?”
If you can answer that yes you want happiness and yes you will remain courageous, then strap yourself in and prepare to live a life that rivals your wildest dreams! Because that’s the ride I’m on, will you join me?
Life According to Me,