Pursuit Of Happiness?

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. The quote of the day comes from C.P. Snow, an English novelist and scientist. He is best known for his work Science and Government

"The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it."

Makes perfect sense, doesn't it? If you are always chasing after something, you will never catch it. You can't get to something that you're pursuing. It's impossible. Living in the "now" is a mindset that we all need to adopt.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't plan for the future. I'm saying, start living as if you are already living your future. If you look at it like that you will see there is no future but only now.

I think the worst phrase you could use in terms of your success is, "as soon as." "As soon as I get that raise, I'll buy that car." "As soon as my spouse stops nagging me, I'll start spending more time." "As soon as I get some time, I'll start exercising." Can you see the problem with using this phrase? You will never get the raise. Your spouse will never stop nagging you. You will never find time to exercise.

This thought process keeps all your hopes and dreams out of reach and in the future. Start meditating on the life that you want. Spend a few minutes a day by yourself, visualizing exactly what you want.

If you want that car, visualize yourself driving it and feel good about it. If you want your spouse to stop nagging you, picture yourself with that person in loving situations and feel good about it. If you want to lose weight, see yourself wearing that dream outfit and feel good about it.

"Feeling good" about it is what speeds up the process of getting what you want. "Feeling Good" is what makes it real to you. You feel happy about it. You become enthused and start the creation process of your new existence. You can always say and do the things that you are supposed to, but if you don't believe it, and "feel good" about it nothing will ever happen.

Don't pursue happiness. Just have it. Just live it. Just be it.

Thanks for listening

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