You can learn to be happy again by Dr. Amanda Bowen
It’s easy to feel sorry for yourself when things are not going as you want or expect them to be, when you are trying to control the uncontrollable, but left unchecked this then puts you in a cycle that becomes an additive state.
Take this time to examine what thoughts are coming into your awareness; are they happy thoughts or thoughts of fear, worry and doubt? How do they make you feel? Recognise the difference.
The quality of your thoughts will determine your state of being and ultimately the quality of your life.
Each time you replace a destructive thought or behaviour with a positive, nurturing one, you physically alter the chemistry of your body that bathes each and every one of your multi-trillion cells.
Your brain is malleable and more powerful than any computer on the planet. You can literally change the hardware just by thought alone, it’s called neuroplasticity.
You can teach yourself to feel joy and happiness; anything you do repeatedly becomes a habit.
So learn to be happy again, it’s just like riding a bike and keep at it until you are back up there, smiling on the inside as well as the outside.
Don’t feel guilty, just spread this love and happiness everywhere to share.
Like the butterfly effect, one small ripple in the universe can go on to create a huge impact.
And as the wise man Gandhi said, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.”
“Everyone wants happiness, no-one wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.”
~ Quote painted on a wall outside the beautiful shop Concept Corner, New Brighton (my home town)
“We’re waiting for tomorrow,
But tomorrow never comes,
Our last breath is right upon our heels,
Yet we still refuse to run,
And we’re in another day,
All slipping through our fingers,
As we look the other way,
Days, weeks, months and years,
Are made up of right now,
A string of fleeting moments,
That we never can pin down,
We gaze into the future,
As though it’s where we’re meant to be,
Always planning for that day,
When we can say that we’re happy,
We spend so long looking forward,
That we may as well be blind,
Since we don’t see until the very end,
All the things we’ve left behind,
Now I know it’s just a theory,
But I think I’ve worked out how,
The only way to happiness,
Is to love what we have now.”
~ Erin Hanson thepoeticunderground.com
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