Tag: Happiness

Happiness–Where Do You Find It?

Happiness….can be a warm puppy….or it can come from your heart, your mind and your spirit. 

We remind all that happiness is an inside job for long-lasting results.  But yes, you can find happiness outside of yourself and feel happiness when others are happy around you—and this adds to your happiness factor. 

Remembering these happy events, faces and things adds to your happiness sum and can raise your spirits.  Bank these happy memories for a rainy day.  Happy memories are stored in your heart, mind and spirit.

So don’t fret too much when all around you are saying happiness comes from within and you have no clue what that even means!  Just look around yourself and see what makes you happy.  Just thinking of a warm puppy or a scoop of your favorite ice cream raises your vibe and allowing more happiness to flow into your heart.  Looking into the eyes of one you love allow happiness to flow into your heart.  Playing or partying with friends can do the trick. 

Or going outside and seeing the snowflakes on a tree branch or a butterfly land on a flower, as you smile and appreciate nature and its wondrous beauty raises your H-quota.  Tune into how you feel at these happy times.  Again, bank those memories and feel the happiness all over again, when life is showing you lemons.

Happiness can be all over the place…you just have to look for it. 

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Spiritual Writer/Teacher/Channel
The Angelic Path
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How Happy Am I?

Happy People Photo by Yuri Arcurs
I came across this Happiness Quiz…and guess what –I’m happy!! It took me a long time to get here and I work on it every day. Depression runs in my family and for years I was on medication to battle this state of being. It’s not a fun state of being and it can be hard to overcome. But I was in my 30’s and life wasn’t what I wanted from it. My career satisfaction wasn’t good; I was constantly unemployed. My love life was dismal if not non-existence. I was always looking for that elusive something to make me happy. And could never find it.

I think most of us in their 20’s, 30’s and even 40’s reach this stage – especially here in America where we are driven to always look towards the future and are always striving to get ahead.

It wasn’t until I reached my 50’s that I finally started to really get that message that lots of people in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond finally get –and that it all starts inside of you –not outside. But during my youth, I had different agendas and it was OK to simply go with the flow and look outside of myself. Heck, at least I was looking!

But now in my 50’s, my agenda has changed. The pressures of being or trying to be a wife, mother and career star has passed; I’ve calmed down in my frantic pursuits and began to accept life as it comes to me, knowing my faith in something higher will sustain me. Notice I said began to accept….for I still struggle –not with depression that thankfully has long passed with the help of a support system and medication –but with acceptance of me. for who I am now and who I’ve become and liking that person. And I do – I do accept myself and I like myself for whom and what I am. And that is the first steps to true happiness.

Take the quiz and see where the answers lead you:

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/The-Are-You-Happy-Quiz

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Co-Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
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bcahoon@illuminatedengagements.com
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