Happiness is a journey. It is a process. It is personal. It is relative. And it changes form in an instant.
Treat your happiness as a journey; as something that evolves as you grow along your path.
Happiness changes definitions throughout our lives as we learn new things, discard old things, and make choices based on what we know
What does it mean to be happy for you right now?
Can you think of a time when being happy meant something different?
How about your dreams of the future, what does happy look like then?
In order to grasp happiness and hold it tight, you have to define it first, and yet simultaneously be ready to release it and allow for an upgraded version of happiness to enter your life.
Happiness is ultimately within us. It is not based on outside factors, because those change even more quickly than our core self over years of growth. If you base your happiness on achieving the next thing, on acquiring the next thing, on waiting for the next thing to happen, then you will never be happy. Happiness is in the present moment. You can only be happy now, not then, and not later.
Ask yourself: Do you even want to be happy?
We like what is familiar. The human mind loves what is familiar. It likes patterns. It likes repetition. The mind finds a familiar pattern to keep you safe, because the minds’ one and only job is to survive. So if you have been unhappy for 50 years, unhappiness is familiar to you. Some people even like being unhappy. It is what is safe for them.
And yet we can make a new choice to be happy in any moment.
We forget this sometimes, and that is okay. Bring yourself back to remembering. We make choices every day, all day, in every moment. And our choices define our life path while providing learning opportunities; the ultimate growth for our mind, bodies, and soul. You can choose to be happy. The first step is choosing. Even if you don’t know how to get happy yet, make the conscious decision to figure it out, to work towards it, to be happy.
Start your journey to be happy, whatever that looks like to you. Honor yourself in every moment and make choices that will steer your life in the direction you want. Unhappiness may be familiar right now, but you can also make happiness, joy, and bliss familiar. Keep moving towards happy.
"I Am Extraordinary: A Coloring Book of Reminders" is a coloring book with 42 different positive affirmations. I love Zentangle-inspired designs and all of my coloring books have used this theme. While I love positive affirmations and coloring books I feel that it is time to go in a new direction with my art. I know another art project is coming but I am not sure what it is yet. All I know is that the "I Am" series is done for, for now of course. An idea could come to me in a new months or a few minutes and change my mind... that is the beauty of creativity.
I hope you enjoy! Thank you again to everyone who has followed and supported my coloring book journey over the last two and a half years. I appreciate all of your love and support as I found my art voice.
Much Love, Elizabeth
I like to assist others on their journey to awakening by sharing what I have come to understand about the nature of the universe. Thank you for your support by reading this blog. We expand our own knowledge, our own truth, by reading and researching many different ideas to find the ones we resonate with and incorporate into our own truth. Find your truth and live it.