To be happy– adj. feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
The definition seems simple enough. To be happy one simply has to show or feel pleasure and contentment. But how do we get there? How do we reach thing existential point of oblivion where we engage on several different levels with the universe? Something sought after by all, captured by few. Dost thee desire it more than Life? More than Love?
There are a few people currently in my life who reek of straight misery. They have decided that their life will always be this way and seem to accept this as their fate. They physically look defeated, tired, unhappy, and low almost all the time. These people look for people to blame for any problems in their lives and also place the cause of any temporary lurking sensations of happiness onto the people in their lives, giving those same people the blame when they turn away (because who really wants that kind of dependency and responsibility?). When they finally reach some strange point of climactic realization, they decide to stick with the concept that they are terrible people unworthy of happiness. In a way, it is their fault they are miserable because they have chosen to be that way. I used to be one of these people. I let my interactions and the uncontrollable events in my life determine my happiness. But that just isn’t how you “get happy,” or even remotely happier.
I recently read the book, You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. She talks about changing your perspective from reaction mode to action mode, moving your life from out-of-your-control to “heck yeah, I’m driving this thang” mode. The beauty of this secret beast mode is that you can choose exactly how happy you want to be and set things in motion around you to make that happen. The catalyst is released once you exude a higher frequency, allowing the universe to recognize your magnetism and send all its magical loveliness your way. Sound too good to be true? We will see. Bottom line: Good thoughts + good actions = happy.