When you are conscious in your life, you have a much better chance of creating happiness.
Because I have been sharing my articles now for almost 11 years, I truly know for sure the above statement is true.
First of all, as you slow down, pay attention to people and things around you, you are becoming more conscious in your present moments.
Therefore, you become more aware of your connection to everything around you.
Although, there are times, when I’m caught up in something I consider negative, when I forget I have a choice.
For instance, recently, when I was with my dad, Homer in the hospital, I was operating on a few hours of sleep and the concern I had for his well-being, seemed to take over.
However, I’m a person who prays and reaches out for support when I get to this point.
It helps me to research things, so I have a better understanding of whatever is going on.
In this case, it was Dad’s lung collapsing. I needed to understand more about the pulmonology area.
As I did the research on this, I was better equipped to ask the correct questions of the pulmonologist and the cardiac/thoracic surgeon.
You see, years ago I was a nurse. I have not lost my passion for this field, even though I haven’t practiced for many years.
The tools I’ve learned and shared over the years, help me to take one step at a time and then become more conscious of where I’m at.
Here are 6 things that can help you to become more happy:
- When you find yourself worrying, breathe and pray. Share with someone what’s going on.
- Find gratitude/appreciation for everything you can. Be conscious about thinking of what you appreciate.
- Find forgiveness for yourself and others. Do not blame.
- Counteract negativity by doing something that calms you down. I do a guided meditation.
- Reach out to a friend or family member. Someone you trust.
- Do something meaningful or get into action of some sort. Such as the research I do.
What else can you think of?
As a person gets caught up in what I call, “living on auto-pilot”, their chances of being happy are much less than if they took a second to do one or more of the suggestions above.
As a result of my learning through classes and workshops over the years, I have been able to process and share with others, tools that work.
Lastly, by sharing from my heart in my weekly articles, it’s helped me and others to process things, as we became more conscious.
My hope for you is you will learn to do the same. Life can feel overwhelming at times.
So, when you break things down into manageable steps, your overwhelming feelings subside.
With love and appreciation,
PS. Here is the link to read more from the webpage I got the 6 points to be happy:
PSS. Below are photos from our recent trip to Ohio, a couple weeks after Dad’s hospital visit.