11 Mar B happy…from the alphabet of happiness
Happiness is an alphabet of possibilities…
by Randy Taran from the Huffington Post
Inner happiness can be accessed no matter what your external circumstances. Because happiness is different for everyone, from cultivating contentment to pursuing peak experiences, it's fun to explore the various facets available to you now. Here are a few that may remind you of the happiness already at hand.
Today, let's look at the letter "B." The good news is that by reflecting on happiness, you are actually strengthening the neural pathways that bring you more. Starting right now…
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. — Thomas Merton
Balance. The idea of balance makes me laugh — is there really such a thing or is it a mythical state that we are aspiring to pin down? In today's world, we are constantly plugged in; everything moves quicker, and stress is on the rise. So where is the balance? And how to bring some back into day-to-day life? It could be as easy as five breaths, a walk at lunchtime, or a good hot bath. It could be simply about paying attention to what your body needs, and listening when it implores you that it just wants to go to sleep!
Build in some time to pull your energy back from all the obligations and the drama that may not be your own. Refuel and recharge by doing what reconnects you with your center.
When balance is nowhere to be found, there are several simple antidotes for burnout: meditating twice a day works wonders. Walking your dog allows you to connect with the natural cycles, (and we're not just talking about poop!). Try balancing mental activity with a physical exercise that you enjoy. Connecting with friends is food for the soul. Just remember, amidst all the busyness of the day, there's your spirit, wanting to breathe. What is your way of finding balance and how could you attain more?
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Beauty. What do you appreciate about yourself — what makes you uniquely you? Is it your hands, strong legs or the color of your hair? Those special things are found on the outside, and physical attributes are compelling, for sure! But, let's look a little deeper. What about the inner you — what makes you (and others) beautiful human beings? What defines you is not just your physicality, but also your presence, and the energy that you exude and share. Beauty lives in an adventuresome spirit as well as in a peaceful nature. It could also show up through your sense of fun, irrepressible creativity or the sheer kindness that comes from your eyes…
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