Daily Inspiration 6-26-12

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“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness
and self-worth. Only you
can be responsible for that.
If you can’t love and
respect yourself–no one else
will be able to make that
happen. Accept who you
are–completely; the good
and the bad–and make
changes as YOU see fit–not
because you think
someone else wants you to
be different.”

— Stacey
Charter


Life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Good words except for the word pursuit. It
should be, Life, liberty and choosing happiness, because that is all it is. It
is not something that can be pursued or caught. If it were, it would be such a
fleeting thing. It isn’t something that anything or anyone can give us or create
in us. It is 100% an inside job, and is simply, and purely, a choice to allow
ourselves to be happy.
A
better way to say it is that it is purely our point of view, or how we view
things and other people. We can choose to feel good and enjoy the view, or feel
poorly and dislike the view. In either case, it is totally our choice of how we
view it.
I
think that a lot of people are looking for someone to make them happy. That’s
far too much pressure on them. They don’t have that much power. They can only
choose happiness for themselves and cannot give it to you. Once this concept is
realized it changes things in a big way.
That’s
what transpired in my life. Most of my life I was looking for the right job, the
right amount of money, the right place to live, the right relationship, and more
to make me happy. I was disappointed a lot because that is a hard way to go
about it. When I realized that only I can make me happy, then I really began to
enjoy my life and I found more things to be happy about. Now I’m a practicing
happy person.
It
becomes easy when you like and respect yourself. I used to beat myself up all
the time for making mistakes and bad decisions and on and on. Now if I feel that
kind of thinking coming along, I step out of the way and let it go on by. What
helps me do that the most now is to focus on now and not into the future or the
past. I’m practicing that too.

Life Is Better When I Practice.

 
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