Happiness is basic. You find it in the simple; in the calm; in all of the small moments that stir your heart. Happiness is like a yellow flower that rises up midst the rock and rubble.
You will never create happiness through your intellect because happiness is a quality, not a product of your mind. It is the realization that beauty and power exist within you. Happiness is being able to feel that beauty and use that power.
Where can happiness be?
They say that happiness is elusive; a slippery thing; not easily held.
And yet the stuff of happiness is everywhere. It is all around you in each moment, in each person in your life, and in every step you take. Happiness is a choice. Stop for a moment. Breathe. Open your eyes to what is around you. Absorb the beauty of nature and allow it to permeate every cell of your being. Look down at your feet. See the small but powerful beauty of wild flowers pushing up between rocks. Why do you think you feel their beauty?
A wild flower is just one example of nature’s gift, and its message to you is: beauty and happiness are at your feet, and it is your choice to either SEE or walk on by.
You will find happiness then in your connection to this natural world — including your own nature. You will find it when you really SEE and appreciate the people in your life. You will find happiness in curiosity and when you indulge your sense of awe and excitement.
Accept the gift of happiness
We live in a universe of unimaginable abundance, power, and mystery. If you accept that premise, then happiness is a given! Take time to look down at your feet to notice where you are. And especially, take a moment to see the small beauty that grows like a flower in the hard places of your life. Feel just how powerful that beauty is, and be happy for it.
Happiness can be a yellow flower – if you choose.
Please share your thoughts on happiness in the comments.
Over to you now…