4 Ways To Add Spiritual Happiness to Your Life Right Now
What is happiness?
Some may think it comes in the form of a smile or gesture, others may think it’s a series of choices we make on a daily basis. There is also the school of thought that happiness is balance, and that there are secrets to keeping that in check. Well how do we know what they are?
Regardless, neither are right nor wrong, and the purpose of this article is to highlight the 4 absolutely NECESSARY keys that need to be brought with you in order to unlock the happiness potential within yourself, because, that’s where it all exists. No matter the definition or the reasoning.
Happiness is a journey and a long one at that. Sometimes you start off in the negative, and you have to work your way up. Look at it as a never-ending trail of gummy bears, or whatever it is that you love. But honestly, if your mindset is not there to switch from negative to positive, you might go insane.
Picture it daily and act on it daily, because it IS a choice. Everything we have control over is in our grasp, and we are responsible for the energy that we bring to this world. So below is how you show up in your day-to-day.
“The Foundation," as I call it. Let’s dive in, shall we?
1. Attitude of Gratitude
At first, I didn’t actually think this was ‘a thing.' But being aware of this space where we can step back and appreciate everything around us, and have this feeling of joy to know that somewhere out there, there is someone taking their last breath, and we should be happy to be alive.
To be alive and well, to have both limbs, and to be blessed to have all your five senses working, you better believe you should be ready to show up every single day to the best of your ability to share these gifts and talents with the world. Others who have LESS than us can show up and give their all still. So there’s no reason for you to not show up either.
Whether you are a parent, single, married, divorced, it will turn you into a radiating ball of energy that people want to be around. Start out with a gratitude journal. Write down 3 things you are most grateful for and be provocative about it. It’s okay to get creative and step outside of the box for this one.
Are you on the path that makes you the most happiest? I mean, really. Did you explore a job title, and now that you’ve worked in it, you’re wanting out, or wanting more? This means you’re not in alignment with your dreams. This can cause serious stress and worry, which buries deep within us our true dreams. We can get way too good and comfortable at doing something that isn't really a means to our true happiness path.
Not only are we hiding from our problems, we become resentful, and we are angered when something bad happens, like a divorce, or a breakup, a job loss, a separation, a death in the family. It’s like a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Don’t wait for a trigger to set you off. Defuse before detonation. Prevention over Intervention.
So are we prepared for the worst? Or are we coasting through life, reacting to situations, instead of meticulously approaching our next destination?
Being truly aligned is a key to happiness that you do not want to overlook. Get real with yourself and write down everything you envision yourself doing before you die. Don’t create a To-Do List...create a “Get To Do List” and watch everything unfold for you.
Have you ever read the “5 Second Rule” written by Mel Robbins? If not, you probably should. I mean this is not advanced stuff, but it takes advanced practice. What I mean by this is mindfulness is a daily thing. It’s not a “set it and forget it” type of thing.
It’s a journey, but it’s an essential tool in your arsenal. It’s one that gets sharpened daily, and it’s one that only gets stronger as you become more vulnerable with your emotions.
Throughout the day, we can get emotional, and that’s perfectly normal. What’s wrong is acting out based on those negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, or fear, or even worse - a manic rage episode. Mindfulness practice is a strategy that can let those emotions exist, but creates a clear path to letting go. When you get extremely good at mindfulness, letting go of these emotions can all be done within 5 seconds or less.
Go read the book, and if you’re already meditating, and creating mindfulness practices in your daily regimen, I encourage you to explore other mindful habits. Exploring art or exerting energy through physical activities is a great way to hone in on this skill.
4. Being of Service
Lastly, when you’ve created a foundation for yourself and you are overflowing with happiness and joy, you will have much to give.
So how can we keep filling up our happiness cup?
By giving some away. Yes, I know it sound ironic, but the benefit of giving it away, is that it returns to you tenfold. Believe in Karma.
You have an endless supply of it when you go out and help others. It’s one of the most selfish things to do. Because it makes you feel so good. I mean, where else can you find a win-win situation like this? Altruism at its finest.
Volunteer. Help those who cannot help you back. Serving people is the last key to happiness. And most people skip this step. Don’t forget that we all are one human race, striving for the common good of our people. So be kind always, as the battle is inevitable.
That’s all you need to know to keep your happiness points up in this game of life. Sometimes looking at it from that angle encourages us to play harder, and play with integrity so that we can feel proud when we have made it to the top and reached our goals.
Don’t forget to bring others up with you and along the way, and don’t forget to share this article with someone who could use a gentle nudge in the right direction.
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