Sustainable Joy - Part I
By now you have come to know that creation is something you do. Thoughts, words, feelings and actions; all have creative power in our lives.
It sounds so easy – just think about what you want and it will eventually manifest; the law of attraction. It is the thinking that is key, and what are you thinking? You are thinking constantly; this is why we sleep, to escape the incessant noise in our heads.
To direct that noise is what we are looking to do. To master creation is to be aware of yourself, the one who is choosing the thoughts he or she thinks;to choose on purpose which thoughts support your desires and which thoughts “shoot yourself in the foot” and cause you to stumble.
The secret and the thing to understand about thoughts, feelings and habits of emotion is that they are addictive. They are every bit as addictive as heroin, and depending on your goals, as destructive.
I have recently seen one of my favorite addictions, sadness, for what it truly is – a habitual compulsion that I love. Now, my current mindset and goal is joy. Sadness sort of trips that up.
Yesterday I watched myself inject numerous hits of sadness, too many to count. It was glorious! My tool was the radio, which is awash with songs of loss and longing. I loved it! Over and over I changed the channel, heard a new song and within seconds was deep into a recollection of lost love. I played out the love part and then re-lived the longing over and over again. I never ran out of songs, people, situations or memories of pain.
I knew this did not serve my current perspective. I thought “No!” and changed stations, finding a more cheerful tune. Inevitably the next song evoked some painful memory and I was once again feeling that seductive hurt.
Now these people I was remembering are either dead or from so far back in my past that they may as well be. I finally saw how crazy this was. My life today is actually saturated with love; this made no sense to me. I turned off the radio.
I see now how deep my own addiction is. It trips me up constantly on my road to happiness. It sounds nuts, yet, there it is. What halts our progress is buried so deep we have trouble finding it. Yet the familiar feeling is instantly recognized.
If you do not love your life right now, then chances are there is an addiction that is at cause. It is our human condition to feel bad about ourselves. We expect it and will actually think poorly of each other for appearing arrogant, full of ourselves or “holier than thou”. What’s with that anyway?
Your feelings of low self worth are merely choices you have made from the options available to you at the time. There is no need to analyze them, just make new choices.
These habits are addictive. Relentless awareness coupled with conscious choice is imperative. You are now looking for sustained happiness. These addictions no longer serve you.
First you must recognize yours. They could be sad, angry, low self worth or just feeling bad about you. Once seen, which is huge, just watch how it is everywhere. Identify the tenacity of this emotion, and understand how much of a part it plays in your life; in your moment to moment decisions.
Resolve to change and you will. Your life has no choice other than to do what it is you expect it to. You have begun now to go beneath the cosmetic changes and create long lasting joy. You are brave, brilliant and bound for glory. See it and fearlessly work for it. This is why you came.
You are the one you are waiting for.
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