“The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. No one is careful of his feelings or tries to keep his spirits high. He seems self-sufficient; he becomes a cushion for others. And because happiness seems unforced, that person usually gets no credit.”
― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
I believe that if I just do not search for the reason to be happy, I am really content..
Happiness is something which I think is very fleeting.. contentment lasts for sometime…. and I like that feeling..
Its like I am not too high or not to low… just the right balance…
I have also decided to be stoic when I am pushed to the limit… stop reacting… 🙂
and Viola !! I am past it… the more one reacts the more I give cause for me to be unhappy..
Or lets say… I will choose when to react, thats better…
So rambling apart… its Friday… and its been a very interesting week…
Some important… points have been cleared in my mind.. I know what I need to do and I am getting there…
I have shed my attachment to the illusive material benefits of an illusive existence and am living in the moment where I need to be, doing what I need to do, and definitely moving forward..
Today I feel like the Ace of Pentacles…
Ace of Pentacles – The physical/material beginning of things – the ultimate and successful completion of physical/material matters to the highest standards. It is time for you to ground your creative energy into material gain, contentment and the fulfillment of your hopes, wishes and desires. Allow yourself to experience the ultimate balance – mental, emotional, spiritual and physical success resulting in a joyful life. Bring together all your internal and external resources and talents. Everything is great now and successful ventures are possible if you start with a good foundation. You have the stability and skills required to get results. You can silently visualize your hoped-for results, decide how to use them in a new way and then stubbornly keep at it until you see it in final form. Experience the fruits of your labor – it is your spiritual work which leads you to recognize the magic in normal things. Move beyond that to an even greater knowledge. When you are ready, the Gateway will always open to the truth. You will receive important information soon. Set your goals, plan how to achieve them – then act on your plans. Nurture them with patience – complete the task and reward yourself.
Perfection, blessings and good fortune. Excellent health. The possibility of new business ventures or a new physical regimen. Accept your physical prowess, your superiority. Experience your independence and self-sufficiency – your ability to provide, to produce. It is time for you to express your greatest physical potential.
Questions to Answer: What new opportunities for work, stability, home, money or health do you have? What is making you feel secure and grounded? How can you use a recent gift? What plan are you putting in motion? What kinds of seeds are you planting? How are you being rewarded for your accomplishments?
Have a great weekend peoples… 🙂
I have a new bird to train… and I think a new birdie friend to make..