Living happy in the moment
For most of us living a happier life is about the most important decision we could ever make. Why? Because it will change everything in you, and around you. When you can enjoy every moment of your life despite your circumstances only then can you truly be happy. To consciously embrace a present state of being regardless of everything going on around you. This state of mind will keep you in complete control of your life even though negative things might be happening all around you.
Have you ever noticed the detail in a leaf, or stopped to look at the stars sparkle like jewels waiting to be found. Every moment we have is a marvelous wonder to embrace. We must learn to live happy now, and quit putting it off for another time, or place.
“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet”. Albert Schweitzer.
What will be more important years from now….the burdens of life….stress overload….or appreciating the small details that make life more favorable. Do we stop to look at our children: the details in their expressions. When you stop and look deep into the eyes of people you can see their pain, happiness, and even a glimpse of their soul. Many of us live in the past, and never learn to live in the moment. We are sadly conditioned to push happiness off for another time, and place.
The power of happiness
When you think about it “NOW” is the only moment of power that we have to be happy. All hopes for the future, and memories of the past only exists now. This moment is where the past and the future comes together. Everything we know only happens now. Many are either living in the past or so worried about the future they can’t stop to enjoy happiness now in the moment. Here are a few ways to live happy now despite circumstances.
- The power of intention: We have the power of intention which determines our priorities, and measures our incentives. Our intention is important because it carries moral values that effect our happiness deep within our conscience. In order to live happy now we need pure intentions . Having good intentions help balance our emotions, and feelings with a healthy conscious to live a happy life.
- The power to forgive: We have the power as a human being to forgive when someone has wronged us. As long as we carry resentment we can never live happy now. When you don’t forgive it becomes like a cancer eating away your character, inner well-being, and happiness. Embrace the power to forgive now, let it go, so you can experience a life of liberation, refreshment, and freedom.
- The power to love: We have the power to love which determines our level of happiness. Without love it’s impossible to live happy, The more inverted, self centered, and mentally detached we are from others the less likely we will ever have a happy life. The more we love others the easier it is to live happy now in the moment.
- The power to be grateful: We have the power to be grateful for everything in our life. This is perhaps one of the greatest ways to find a sense of true happiness. When you’re not grateful for the small things in your life, the big things wont matter. This means you will always be striving for more, which will never satisfy your inner thirst to live happy now.
Your future is happening now
When we think about the past, present, or future it can only happen now. The future is only an illusion! When tomorrow arrives it will be now, and today will only be a memory of tomorrow’s now. We get so caught up trying to push happiness to a future moment that we forget that “now” is the only time that exists.
The idea that we strive for happiness at some future time is insane. Life is filled with moments of time. What we think, feel, and believe now decides our future.
Putting happiness off another time and place
The longer happiness is put off the harder it is to get back. You find people who have every reason to be happy, but instead choose to be miserable. They have a good retirement, all the bills are paid, but because they put happiness off for so long they can’t enjoy the present moment.
“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so”. Robert Green Imgersoll.
We develop thought patterns early on to find happiness in another time at some other place. When we turn 10 we can’t wait to be a teenager. Then at 13 we can’t wait to drive a car. When were old enough to drive we can’t wait to move out and get a place of our own.
When we move out we can’t wait to buy our first home. Then when we turn 50 or 60 we wish we could go back in time and do things differently. This mentality is always putting happiness off for another time and place. They keep people living for a future time instead of embracing the life they now have….. the living power of “now” this very moment. Once we learn to embrace every moment …. We Awaken … Everything around us, and within us begins to come alive, and change for the better.
“True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future”. Lucius Annaeus Seneca