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July 14, 2010

Holding Happiness Hostage

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:10 am

The sad truth is that you can’t hold happiness hostage.

Happiness is a free spirit that comes and goes with the whim of the wind. No jail can hold it.

Just like you can enjoy a warm or cool breeze while it’s blowing, happiness is meant to be enjoyed while it is here. It can’t be manufactured.

We do, however, manufacture unhappiness by the truckload and it can be contained.

Take a moment and look at the backwards logic we employ about happiness. We attempt to contain that which can’t be held and we create and hold on to that which cannot be enjoyed.

Unhappiness is not the lack of happiness. It is a separate entity with its own DNA.

Unhappiness is created when we give substance to our thoughts. Happiness is not a thought; it’s a sensation that we feel.

When we spend so much time in our head and too little time in our body, we find out why happiness is such an infrequent visitor.

It’s your head that tells you that you’re unhappy. It’s your body that senses that you are happy.

Unhappiness is self contained because it’s a looped thought pattern that crowds your head and won’t let anything else in. Your body can feel happiness independent from your head.

The way to enjoy happiness, while it’s here, is to feel it, not think about containing it. You will be happier for longer periods of time using this strategy.

It’s easy to maintain unhappiness. Just keep thinking about all the things that make you unhappy. When you spend all your time in your head, you’ll miss most of the visits that happiness makes to your body.

The way to find more happiness is to visit with your body more often. That means to get out of your head and sense what’s going on in your body. It’s easy enough to do, just focus on a body part and notice the sensations going on there. Then shift your attention to another part of your body and sense what’s going on there. Move your attention through your entire body and notice what you feel.

Not only is this a great way to relax, you just may stumble upon a happy feeling or two.

You’ll have to excuse me; I feel a breeze coming on.

All the best,

John

LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
I LOVE MY BODY
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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