When people are asked what they want most in life, many people answer with one simple word.
Elusive and fleeting, happiness has become something we chase rather than embody. And what does “being happy” even really mean to you. How many of us have reduced that question down so that we can actually see the truth underneath all of our walls? Recently I have spent quite a bit of time considering the difference between pleasure, happiness and joy in my pursuit of a “happier” life.
Our search for happiness leads us down an emotional road of ups and downs. Other people, our careers and our accomplishments can certainly elevate our mood, but this level of happiness is also fleeting.
The search for joy happens inside, at a soul level. To find silence in a state of meditation leads to a sense of joy that is unparalleled by any other experience. To live life in a present state, aware of our relationship with God/the universe/Source, you will find a comfort and an ever-present soft place to fall that is lacking from the earthly pleasures we too often seek to lift our moods.
I am the first to admit that the peace, serenity and joy achieved by meditation can be de-railed by the demands of life. This only means I have to work harder at achieving the silence and modelling the lessons learned while there. A perspective of gratitude goes a LONG way in maintaining this state. A miracle is not something that happens in a blue moon, it is a simple shift in perspective. Allowing your gaze to be one of love and appreciation for all the blessings in your life over the hardships.
In the busy weeks ahead, make time for your meditation practice and reap the rewards in every aspect of your life.
All good things to you and thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you peace, grace and love today and all days – Lisa _/|\_
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