There are times we would do almost anything to find the ‘happy pill’, to instantly relieve the pain in our life. Fortunately, there is no such thing as a ‘happy pill’ and if we think we have found it, it is temporary. This is because life requires us to go deeper in order to see what is separating us from joy. The ‘shadow’ in our life can be our greatest teacher on our evolving journey.
There is a common thread that runs through most of the pain. Once you begin to move through the layers of discomfort you will come to discover there is a disconnect between who you are or who you believe you are and who you wish to be. Coming to a place of happiness is ‘easier’, more fulfilling and with a quicker turnaround when you align body, mind and spirit in the healing journey.
“Come to peace with the past,
live in the present, create your future” Vivian Osal
To begin the healing journey, it is critical to acknowledge where you are with a particular issue; the truth and nothing but the truth. That’s right, you may be able to fool others, but at the end of the day if you continue to fool yourself you will miss out. Once the issue is identified, move on to the critical step of examining beliefs and thoughts you express that support it. This means taking personal responsibility for your part in creating and maintaining the discontent in your life. Examine, observe the unhappiness from a conscious perspective, choose deliberate thoughts, beliefs and action to empower positive lasting change. It may not be easy at first, but stay committed to reprogramming your decisions. Change ‘the story’, stay present, awake and aware and make choices in life’s everyday moments that are supportive and positive for you.