Whatever the nature of our problems and difficulties, there is hope for us. No matter how much we feel unhappy, discouraged, and hopeless at the present time, happiness is still within reach. Feeling better, getting better, and staying better is an achievable goal for each and everyone of us.
What is important to understand is that happiness is purely internal. It is not something that happens to us, but rather something we ourselves do and determine.
You and I relate to everything and everyone on this planet through the mechanism of thought. It is not what is in the world that determines our happiness or unhappiness; it is how we choose to process what is in the world in our thoughts.
In other words, other people and things practically never upset us. On the contrary, we are the ones who can choose or not choose to make ourselves unhappy and miserable about the various adversities that people and things may put in our lives.
Even in regard to the most unfortunate conditions and circumstances – ones that we usually describe as tragic or catastrophic – and the most adverse environment, we can usually manage to feel better and happier by not needlessly adding to our misery self-defeating thoughts and ideas that will cause us to feel unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, anger, guilt, discouragement, unworthiness, or sadness….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Chantal is an emotional mastery coach, naturopath, and certified life success consultant.
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