“The source of joy is always present, always available and not dependant on circumstances. There are only two obstacles:
1) the ignorance that it is always available and present; and 2) valuing something other than peace and joy above that peace and joy because of the secret pleasure of the payoff.”
It is important to remember that the journey to find happiness will always seem never ending because the happiness you’re looking for is within the journey itself. You are not really on a ‘journey’ at all. You cannot ‘achieve’ happiness because you already have it. It is always there. You just have to notice it.
The higher self and the universe are always directing you into situations, people, places and experiences that are for your highest good; that is to say, they offer you the greatest expansion, the best and quickest path at the time to your highest joy. Let the universe take control. Trust in it because it is you and trust in you because you are the mighty, awe inspiring universe itself.
Doctor Who, cats, 1L of coconut water, joy, fear, violet extra-dimensional energy everywhere, faeries here and there, awesome summery, flowery cotton pyjama pants, cool breeze through the front door that brings in the smell of the ocean, new flamingo ornament on my bookcase, a wooden rainbow cat named frankfurt on my table and the familiar sound of the frog that lives just outside… helloooo my summer nights.
Today I had a thought… We all live our lives with the notion that happiness is a goal – I’ll be happy when I’m married and in love, I’ll be happy when I’m fit, I’ll be happy when…I’ll finally be happy when…
But the only constant in this world is change – the contrast – the things that make us unhappy…they are just things and you choose how you react.
Happiness is not a destination…it is here, it is now…and now and now and now and now and now… what you choose to notice is what is. We are always sitting in the happiness we are looking forward to, that distant fantasy is already here in incremental moments, if only we take notice.
There will never be stability, and if there was constant stability, constant sameness…you would not be happy for long. Appreciation is lost without the contrast of what it is like to not have what you have, to not feel how you feel, to know lack of happiness is necessary to have happiness at all and in it’s truest form. Anything other than this would not be genuine. This life is genuine because it is beautiful because it has darkness, it is peaceful because it has chaos, it is temporary…because we are forever.