79 gullible readers caught in tantalising trap!
79 gullible FB readers waste their time!
And are you one of those sad people ?
Over on our FB Page there’s a quote about the Pursuit of Happiness with 79 readers so far.
So many of you are chasing your dream of happiness. But I’m wondering… is it a woeful waste of your time?
Time to load up your tray with your fav drink and some substantial cookies before joining me for a chat about it.
What exactly are you chasing?
- a constant state of euphoria?
- a temporary state of euphoria?
- a magical place where you have no worries/fears/anxieties?
Let’s take a look at each of those.
1. A constant state of euphoria.
I think you know that’s impossible – to be constantly happy. Perhaps some very spiritual people achieve it but I have yet to meet one.
2. A temporary state of euphoria.
Sounds more like it. You feel that when -
- you win a prize,
- you pass an exam,
- you find a partner, (ooops! I guess that should lead to constant euphoria… what do you think?)
- you celebrate a birthday,
- you go on holiday.
Each of those produces temporary happiness. While we’re busy feeling happy, unwanted worries and concerns are smothered and put to one side for a precious few minutes/hours.
3. A magical place where you have no worries/fears/anxieties.
We all know where that is… it’s called fairyland. A dream world. Rarely if ever achieved.
I visualise happiness as an exquisite, fragile butterfly.
Here’s what happens -
- It appears without warning,
- You catch sight of it,
- You long to capture it, just for a few moments,
- You know it won’t stay with you for long,
- You hold out your hands,
- You creep towards it,
- You gaze at it as it perches on your arm for a precious moment,
- You sigh as it flutters away,
- It’s out of sight.
- You hope it will return tomorrow.
Are you wasting your time in your pursuit of happiness?
Not if you try some of these -
- Stop stressing about it.
- Be realistic about it.
- Allow happiness to pursue you.
- Create an environment where happiness can thrive.
- Practise an awareness so you don’t miss its presence.
- Try not to allow worries, large or small, to prevent you from finding it.
- Discover what you love to do… and do more of it. (Tweet This.)
If you can keep at least one of the above suggestions in mind, happiness can become a habit. Yes, of course it’s hard to be happy when you’re beset with worries.
But you have a choice – you can either expect it to come and perch on your arm when you least expect it… or you can close your eyes to its presence and miss it altogether.
Which will you choose?
Now tell us about what you’re searching for, in the comments.
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