Stop Waiting for Happiness | On finding happiness...
Updated: May 9
One of the biggest and most damaging lies your judge tells you every day is this - your current situation and circumstances are not good enough for you to be happy. You’ll be happy when you ____, fill in the blank.
Think about how your judge has finished this sentence all through your life.
You’ll be happy when you…
finally grow up and become independent from your parents.
get into that college.
get the job.
get that promotion.
buy that house.
find that relationship.
have a child
and so on, and so on.
Now think about it…
When you finally got what you thought would make you forever happy how long did your happiness last before your judge again said actually you don’t have what you need to be happy, you’ll be happy when… and created a new target so you could finally be happy one day.
Very importantly, what is your judges lie right now? What are you unhappy about right now? What situation or circumstance is bothering you right now that you’re waiting to change so you can be happy one day? Whatever you are waiting for, so you can be happy one day is the latest lie of your judge.
Your sage knows that you have everything you need right now to be happy.
That’s because happiness depends entirely on which part of your brain is activated and dealing with your life’s challenges and what emotions you are experiencing. For example, if you have failed at something your Sage would be focused on converting that failure into a gift using the five sage modes of being deeply empathic or curious or creative or purpose driven or in calm laser focused, clear headed action. All these five sage modes generate positive emotions ranging from empathy, compassion, and gratitude to wonder, to joy of creativity, to peace and calm. When you’re feeling all these positive emotions you’re happy, even if life’s circumstances haven’t gone your way.
Happiness is an inner state of mind - when you feel positive emotions. You have everything you need to be happy right now.
Today intercept your judge’s just lie that you can’t be happy until something changes in your life. Stop waiting to be happy one day - choose to be happy today.
For more on finding happiness, how to activate the sage modes outlined above, contact me.