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March 8, 2010

Happy for You

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:28 am

I’m happy that you’ve found happiness.

It really doesn’t matter which direction it comes from, happiness is to be celebrated.

If you just won the Super Bowl and I lost, I’m happy for you.

Yes, I may be sad for me, but as I said, “Celebrate happiness.”

When you celebrate happiness, you are celebrating a feeling inside, not a set of events. Every time you spot happiness, it’s the happiness in you that recognized it.

When you celebrate happiness, you cultivate that feeling within you. Happiness belongs to everyone, not just the others you see enjoying it.

If you’re at the airport and you see family members or lovers gleefully greet each other at the baggage claim, take a moment to silently celebrate with them. When you take time to notice, you are calibrating your “Happy Meter.”

The side trail you want to avoid is the internal conversation about happiness. “Look at those people; they are so happy. If only I could be like them, but that will never happen for me.” That’s envy and dejection, neither of which leads to happiness.

Get in the habit of noticing happiness.

Another pitfall to happiness is dictating the direction from which it’s to come. (A formal sentence not ending in a preposition).

“I can only be happy if such and such happens.” That’s a life sentence of waiting which postpones happiness indefinitely.

Everyone’s happiness belongs to you if you notice it and celebrate it.

There is not a lack of happiness; we’ve just convinced ourselves that it can only happen if a certain set of circumstances are in place.

You may be unhappy about something and it’s useful to notice that as well. Many never feel their unhappy feelings fully, so they can never metabolize them. They keep pushing it away and it just patiently waits and comes back another day.

Unmetabolized unhappiness is drama which always stands in the way of feeling happy.

Yes, we will have many unhappy moments in our life. Feel them fully and they will let go of you much sooner.

We also keep our unhappiness around much longer when we fail to celebrate happiness.

Nothing is true unless it’s true for you. Don’t believe what I’m saying; put it to the test. Celebrate happiness wherever you see it and notice how quickly more of it comes your way.

All the best,

John

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