Wondering How to Be
Happy in Life?
When Gary Douglas, the founder of Access Consciousness, was a child, he was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. “Happy!” was what he replied. “No, no”, said the adults. “What do you want to be? Do you want to be a doctor or a businessman or a lawyer?” “I don’t care as long as I’m happy.” replied Gary.
Can you imagine the frustration of the adults? Although Gary was asked about what he wanted to “be” as an adult, he was really being asked about what he wanted to “do”. This reality encourages us to “do” rather than to “be”.
What about you? What did you learn about happiness as a child? Has that changed? What do you know about what actually creates happiness in your life? The answer can be as simple as this: stop judging yourself and choose to be happy.
“What did you learn about
happiness as a child?”
When you are not in judgment of yourself or anything around you, things are lighter, simpler…and happier. Letting go of judgment and choosing happiness is a simple, moment-by-moment choice.
Most of us are given the idea that happiness comes from something outside of ourselves, and that puts us at the effect of events rather than at choice. What if happiness is just a choice? How might that change things?
The idea of happiness as a choice can seem like such a foreign concept that many people dismiss the idea before even considering it. But what if you had far more choice than you’ve ever imagined? What if you could choose happiness at any moment?
“What if you could choose
happiness at any moment?”
Right now, think of a time when you were truly happy. Now get the energy of that. What was that like for you? Were you expanded? Relaxed? Did you have a sense of joy in your being? Could you choose to be that energy right now, no matter what’s going on in your life? Absolutely!
At times when it seems difficult to choose happiness, you can ask the question – Is this mine? This may sound odd, but 98% of your thoughts, feelings and emotions don’t actually belong to you! You are picking up the mood and emotions from the people around you. When this question lightens or alleviates you—even just a little—that dissatisfaction is not yours. Just return it to sender.
“At times when it seems difficult to
choose happiness, you can ask the
question – Is this mine?”
These are ideas and energies that you can play with. At random moments during the day, ask yourself if you are happy, and if you become aware that you are not, try choosing the energy of happiness and/or returning the emotion to sender if it’s not yours.
Being happy contributes an energy to the earth, to all of the people around you, to the entire universe that is expansive and creative. It’s an energy that actually assists in changing what’s possible for the future.
What if you allowed yourself to become aware of the true power of happiness? What if you were willing to choose it every day? Might that give your life and the lives of all around you more possibilities, ease and joy?
March 20 is International
Join us for a day of celebrating the choice to be happy and change the world!
Create happiness in your life. Be you – the happiest you that you can be. It’s the best gift you have to offer.
In honor and support of choosing happiness, here are some links you might enjoy:
on Access TV
Happiness is Just a Choice with Gary Douglas & Dr. Dain Heer
Happiness… If you knew it was just a choice, would you choose it? Gary Douglas, the founder of Access Consciousness, and Dr Dain Heer, the co-creator of Access Consciousness, co-facilitate this controversial class on the nature of happiness. What does it take to create happiness? Is it truly just a choice?What if you, choosing to be happy for you, inspired and invited other people to know what’s truly possible for them? This class is full of tools that you can use immediately to make that a possibility for you.
You can view this online:
More Tips to Create
More Happiness Now
What would it take to make you happy? That sustainable kind of happy! Here are 5 Tips from Dr. Dain Heer featured on Inspiyr.com to create more happiness in your life and in the world! http://inspiyr.com/create-happiness/
“When is your projected happy date? What if you could just choose to be it today?” – Dr. Dain Heer