The Pursuit of Happiness

What if I told you, you were born to be happy. That happiness in your birth right. Have you noticed how you walk lighter, think sharper, you feel better and the world seems to be in complete synchronicity with you? Boy it feels good when you are happy! And guess what – The whole world responds well when you are happy.

But above all when you are happy you are more loving and kind and compassionate and thoughtful because the essence of happiness is love so you can’t help but be these things when you are truly happy.

It’s said that Where there is true happiness there is no fear, no doubt, no anxiety – you are fully present, fully focused on the now. Not lost in some past pain or distress or wishful future.

When you are truly happy you are truly You. It’s impossible to play small when you are happy because being happy allows you to be  your unconditional original self! The person you were born to be.

Not only is true happiness good for you it is good for everyone else. Happiness attracts great things, it encourages trust in others, spontaneity and optimism Happiness is great for business– have you noticed how people gravitate towards happy people. They are like magnets attracting more happy people. So when you are happy everyone benefits.

So you can see how important happiness is. Along with true love, I am convinced that happiness is the goal of life.

Given how important happiness is to us it surprising that we devote so little time and energy to it. Have you noticed how easy is it to have a conversation about all the negative things in your life – when was the last time you heard a conversation devoted to happiness?

Also judging by the sorts of conversations you hear taking place most of the time people are reluctant to even admit that they might be truly happy. Ask someone how they are and you normally get back – Not bad, could be better, could be worse , must n’t complain, still kicking, still alive, not dead yet, keeping my head above water the list goes on! .

It’s insane – it’s like people are afraid of happiness. Yet our happiness is so natural and normal to our original unconditional self . Sadly instead of greeting happiness we experience with open arms we tend to react with cynicism and fear.

When things are going well our tendency to doubt that it is  possible to be so happy . Have you noticed how uncomfortable you sometimes feel when your feeling really happy.  Suddenly there is that little voice in your heard reminding you not to get too comfortable, that it is too good to be true – that it can’t last. So on the one hand you are happy and gratefully enjoying the moment and on the other you are watching for the bad luck genie. We have learnt to feel afraid and guilty of our happiness. It is as if because of all the perceived unhappiness in the world it is a crime to be happy. The language we use to describe our happiness is focused on the negative – it was wicked, terribly good, hell of a time, dead good or as they say on the streets “mash up”

So let me remind you  that nothing actually real stands between you and your happiness, whatever we put in the way of it are nothing more than illusions.

When you really think about it your realise that Happiness doesn’t wait on time,  it waits on welcome.

HAPPINESSISNOWHERE

When you looked at the word above, what did you see?  happiness itself? or the pursuit of happiness? Is Happiness now here?  or nowhere for you?

The search for happiness outside of yourself, the denial of its presence when you experience it or the distrust of your natural unconditional happy self mean that your search for happiness will be in vein. So Give up the search and be happy now.

A final thought – if today was your last day on earth and you were offered the chance to live one day in your life again, exactly as it was the first time,  what day would you pick? I suspect that it would be a day that you remembered as being one of the happiest if not the happiest day of your life. Why let happiness be the thing you recognised as most precious when facing death,  when you can so easily appreciate it each moment that you live.

 

About Ola Agbaimoni

Known as "The Business Detective" due to her "Sherlock Holmes" like problem solving abilities, Ola works in partnership with her sister Carole Pyke, The Business Bard. Together they run Eélan Media, a new type of Business growth agency offering a forensic approach to business and a creative approach to marketing. As well as being an expert in business planning, training and development, Ola is also a certified coach, NLP practitioner; an accomplished author, speaker and presenter.

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