The pursuit of happiness is one of the basic elements of human existence. We all just want to be happy.
Every person does indeed deserve happiness, and what is more, happiness is contagious. The more happy people there are around, then even more people will find happiness.
We owe it ourselves to work on our own happiness and we owe it to society as well. Because our own happiness will help others, and inspire others to find happiness. If we are unhappy then we are likely making others unhappy as well (even if unintentionally), and it is extremely unlikely we are doing much to contribute to the happiness of others.
So why are so many people unhappy and what is the secret to happiness?
The issue of self-esteem is perhaps one of the greatest determinants in creating a life of freedom and abundance, or feeling inhibited and “just getting by“. Self-esteem is defined as “a feeling of pride in oneself“. It is how you feel in relation to yourself rather than how others see you. It’s between you and, well… you.
Therefore, it’s not necessary to be so concerned about what others think to determine your level of self -esteem, as the definition does not include any “others“, just you. So where can you help yourself to better understand you? There are so many aspects of you but one that is of great importance is that of your mind.
When you experience anything in life, it is interpreted by your brain, which means in a split second your brain compares what it is taking in through your senses, which tells it what is going on in your experience, to everything else you’ve ever experienced. It’s trying to make a snap judgment of:
These days there’s a mad rush to be purpose driven and I wholeheartedly agree, it is better to be purpose driven than going in reverse or stuck in neutral. However, why would I be content to be just purpose driven and not living my life’s purpose on purpose? I believe the real reason most people are okay with being just purpose driven is because they don’t know how to identify their real purpose for existing or what purpose means when it relates to individuals. If you’re reading this article, this is the day that was created for you to begin living your life with a purpose...on purpose.
It’s an uncanny phenomenon but it’s true: The Universe has a way of supporting those who get crystal clear on what they want and then wholeheartedly go after it.
It may be a challenging concept to wrap the mind around, but like it or not, we are all the authors and architects of the results we experience in our own life. Every thought we have, word we speak (whether to ourselves or out loud), and action we take is a seed planted – a seed that will germinate and grow when the appropriate conditions are present.