Isn’t it what we all want?.. To be happy? Just to be freaking happy.
Even if there is something else that you really, really, REALLY want - isn’t it because you believe you will be happier by having it?
If there is someone out there who doesn’t want to be happy, will you raise your hand? I’m curious.
And if being happy is what we all want, can’t we just focus on that for a minute?
Can we lean more towards what makes us feel happy, and be less goal oriented?
Sometimes I feel so stressed out by not doing enough. Not doing enough for my kids, not taking them out enough, not cooking enough, not cleaning enough, not practicing enough yoga, not drinking enough water.
Can’t I just be happy enough?
Yes, I can :-)
I feel so very lucky and fortunate to have discovered this amazing simple truth for myself: I can be happy now.
I can find a peaceful moment in any given time, should I choose to prioritise it.
Happiness is my priority in life.
I have come to understand and really prove to myself that I don’t need to focus on the gazillion things that I want, and spend hours trying to figure out how to make things happen for me. Things are coming, stuff is happening, all in good time.
When I make sure to keep myself feeling good, feeling positive and worthy; when all I really care about is how amazing I can feel - that’s when things are magically happening for me and people and ideas just pop out of the blue.
That is not to say that it is always easy, but it sure is simple. And there are hundreds and thousands of teachers, books and chocolate factories trying to help us all get there.
All I’m saying is put your happiness before your worries and before your daily habits. Look into the things you do every day and the thoughts you keep thinking, and ask yourself if they make you more happy or less happy.
Last year I had an idea about how wonderful it would be to collaborate with other women. To create something together, and specifically about yoga and writing. Even more specifically, I thought about how lovely it would feel to be approached by an amazing woman asking me to collaborate with her.
I totally forgot about it until I read it in my journal not long ago.
And now I’m in the process of collaborating with THREE amazing women(!!!) and it feels so super awesome.
Earlier this year I was asked to translate a beautiful book about the healing power of yoga, and I am now in the final stages of completing my translation.
I was also asked to teach yoga by my local friends, and next week I am starting two new classes. So exciting!
This is not the first time it happened to me, that’s how I met Ben ;-)
I truly believe it is all happening in such a smooth and easy manner because I wasn’t forcing it, but focusing my attention on being happy with where I was at.
Being happy for me means feeling strong and flexible, connected and content. Most importantly content. Satisfied. Feeling as if I am the person I think I want to be.
I want to be loving and kind and helpful. I want to shine my light and inspire others to take control over their own happiness as well. Receiving those offers to collaborate shows me very clearly that I am doing a okay ;-)
My beautiful yoga teacher, Randall, says “If we have vibrant, available prana (life force), we will have enthusiasm for life and energy to live it” (check it out here)
And if you ask me, that’s a very good reason to try yoga…
I get so much out of the practice on so many levels, I would really like to encourage you to find something like that for yourself. If you have been contemplating for a while or been wanting to practice but it just didn’t happen - do it! Give it a go, see how you feel. It can be your path to happiness if you allow it.
B.K.S Iyengar wrote in his book “Light on Yoga” “If a person regularly practices sarvangasana (shoulder stand) he will feel new vigour and strength, and will be happy and confident.” - I believe it’s true, why not see for yourself?
Much happiness to you