Growing up is discovering that happiness is not out there but inside me
Can you sweet talk a little happiness into your life? Certainly, but only when you have accepted that happiness does not arise from out there, from your lover friends family dog or money. It may look like it. That is the illusion we suffer as humans. In believing that others, or things, can make us happy we give away our power to the very illusion that destroys our peace of mind.
So here is what to do right now. No1 start to take responsibility for turning inwards to find happiness. In fact happiness arises anyway as soon as you focus away from the material world. You can still live in the world but you stop buying into the illusion that there is nothing else in life.
No 2 develop a daily ritual to remind yourself of the ‘otherness’ of life. Take a quiet walk and focus on how you feel. Don’t have a conversation about it. Simply place your attention on your feelings. Your body is a wonderful pathway to the ‘otherness’ where happiness arises.
No 4 Oh did I skip one? Well that’s the one you find for yourself because no-one is going to do this journey to recover happiness for you. Have the mind of an explorer who suspects that wonderful worlds exist but they don’t have a map for it.
Frances Lockstone is an author and coach. She lives and works in Wales, UK and loves to share her years of experience of teaching Innerbody Wisdom. To read her book on Innerbody Wisdom just click on the link below –