Money will not bring you happiness. The perfect banging bod will not bring you happiness. Your dream house will not bring you happiness. Having a partner will not bring you happiness.
But poverty won't bring you happiness either. Being sick and and unwell won't bring you happiness and being homeless most likely won't. Wandering alone the rest of your life probably isn't where happiness is either- unless thats truly your thing.
We're all searching for happiness and after a lot of my own searching this is what I have found:
Happiness is a state of being.
It's an inside thing.
The outside details are up to you to fill in how YOU want to live this life. But most times the power we have to create our life gets tangled with the projection, shame, and "shoulds" floating around.
So if no one has told you:
This life is YOURS.
You get to create every juicy detail.
Don't let anyone put limits on how you show up in this life, how you experience this life, and how you move through this life.
You can have everything that your heart desires.
But first, the inside thing must be worked on or none of the outside things will matter or show up even if you want them to.
What does happiness look like for you when you don't have to choose this or that??
I decided I am happy living a life without my own children. Two stepchildren is more than enough.. I have nieces and nephews to fulfill my baby fever the few times I get it.. oh and trust me they get rid of it just as quick as it comes ;-) I decided I want to stop saving EVERY dollar, and actually create experiences that will last me longer than any dollar can. Just living life! It sucks seeing money go, but it felt really good hitting the BOOK button for a trip to San Diego this Fall. Living life contributes greatly to the experiences I get to taste, touch, see, and enjoy as well as my ability to help others. Life is all about finding your happiness.
But before any of that could happen, I had to work on the inside- where happiness is cultivated and birthed, and I had to abandon every single notion that any one else shoved in front of me regarding what what acceptable for my life.
I get to decide.
And so do you.
How amazing is that?