Happiness is Within You

Most of us spend a lifetime chasing down happiness…and it somehow is so elusive. I’ll be happy when I graduate, I’ll be happy when I’m married, I’ll be happy when we have a house, I’ll be happy when my bills are paid, etc. Even when we achieve a goal, there is always another one. Now, here is the beauty of Begin Within. Happiness is always inside of you. It is always there, but gets covered up by other emotions. All of these emotions are triggered by what’s going on outside of you, but the happiness, love, joy or any other emotion resides inside… all the time. You can wait for something outside of you to trigger happiness, or you can take command and trigger it yourself. You subconscious doesn’t know the difference between what’s going on outside your mind or inside your mind. If you imagine a time when you… Read the rest....
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Picking Yourself Up When You’re Feeling Down

When I’m down, down in the dumps, everything feels bad. I’m not interested in anything, don’t feel like connecting with others or even going outside, don’t even try to move me. Pass the ice cream. It seems that I want anything that will actually make me feel even worse!  The last thing I want is to see happy, joyous people, laughing and having everything I can’t have. It’s like a part of me is keeping me prisoner and won’t let go. Wow! That’s pretty dismal. And, the fact is, I truly am down. I’m feeling bad because my physiology is in my down state – slumping, shallow breathing, frowning, heavy, looking down. My feelings are heavy like quick sand, just pulling me farther in. My thoughts are supporting the whole process with fantasies and stories of how down I am, how it will last forever, there is no hope. Have… Read the rest....
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Inner Smile Meditation

When: Whenever you are sitting with nothing to do.  Step 1: Breathe From the Mouth “Relax the lower jaw and let your mouth open just slightly. Start breathing from the mouth, but not deeply. Just let the body breathe so it becomes more and more shallow. And when you feel that the breath has become very shallow and your mouth is open and jaw relaxed, your whole body will feel very relaxed.  Step 2: Feel a Smile “In that moment, start feeling a smile — not on your face but all over your being — and you will be able to. It is not a smile that comes on the lips; it is an existential smile that spreads just inside. Try and you will know what it is, because it cannot be explained. No need to smile with your lips on your face but just as if you are smiling from the belly,… Read the rest....
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HappyThankYouMorePlease

I just heard of a film made by Josh Radnor (you might know him from the hit TV show “How I Met Your Mother”). It’s a very positive film titled, “HappyThankYouMorePlease”. He said in an interview that he heard that when you are grateful for something, it’s just not enough to tell the Universe “thank you”. You should also say “more, please”. I thought this idea was a brilliant way to go through life. In Huna, they have the Aloha blessing, which can totally change your life. You simply bless everything you enjoy about your life as it shows up. It incorporates the power of two things: your word and your intention. When you bless something and are grateful for it, it expands in your life. If you want more money, but don’t have enough, take a good look at how you treat richness in the world. Do you bless… Read the rest....
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What Life Are You Creating?

A man and his son were walking in the forest. Suddenly the boy trips and feeling a sharp pain he screams “Ahhhhhhhhh”. Surprised he hears a voice coming from the mountain, “Ahhhhhhhhh”…! Filled with curiosity, he screams: “Who are you?”, but the only answer he receives is “who are you?” This makes him angry, so he screams: “You are a coward!”, and the voice answers “You are a coward!” He looks at his father, asking, “Dad, what is going on?” “Son, “ the man replies, “pay attention!” then he screams, “I admire you!”. The voice answers “I admire you”. The father shouts, “You are wonderful!”, and the voice answers: “You are wonderful!” Then the father explains, “People call this ‘ECHO’, but truly it is ‘LIFE’! Life always gives you back what you give out! Life is a mirror of your actions. If you want more love, give more love! If… Read the rest....
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