What makes you feel SMALL? Fear, anger, insecurity, bitterness.
They all make you shrink into a littler you by the moment.
What makes you feel BIG, MEANINGFUL … HUGE?? Gratitude, love, happiness.
Then why aren’t you filling up with it every moment that you can? I have an idea.
Let’s go back to your childhood, where you learned how to live:
Were you taught to listen to your heart and do things that made you happy? Did you learn how to put your own needs first and find joy by choosing it? Were you taught to listen to your inner guidance system to find that personal joy?
My guess is that your answers are mostly: “No.”
Most of us weren’t taught to seek personal joy first – because our parents were also not given the tools – or permission – to seek their own joy either. They were doing the best they could and taught you what they knew. If you want to know something that is different, that is HAPPIER, you have to undo old thought patterns first.
Most of us were not taught how to tune into our internal beacons and honor the call of our spirits as they try to guide us toward happiness. The majority of us were actually taught the opposite: to tune out our inner voices, and to tune into the needs of those around us … even to believe that suffering and sacrificing ourselves in a miserable life somehow makes us more holy.
To that, I say, “What?! NOooo!!! No. No. No! That could not be farther from the reason that you were created! You were meant to not only be happy, but to make it the top priority in your life! Happiness brings you closer to God, raised in spiritual awareness and more open to receiving blessings.” Awesome sauce, right?
You were created with an innate and beautiful desire to be happy. Think about how babies behave. They love everything about themselves! They love their bodies, free movement, and all of the sounds that come out of them. It is all fabulous! That was once you. You were full of wonder, believed you were perfect, and sought to bring joy into your being. This is the natural state of the human form: being present to full acceptance, openness and joy.
So where does it go? It gets teased away as the years pass by and we find ourselves feeling like little people in a big world – a world that has forgotten how to celebrate happiness. A world that has bound itself to the belief that victimhood, martyrdom and suffering are necessary. A world that shortens the experiences of happiness and the feelings of self-love, making us forget that we are HUGE, connected to God, an integral part of the ginormous Universe, and meant to feel HUGE with HAPPINESS. Continue Reading… →