True happiness is such a beautiful feeling and something that has taken me years to allow myself to fully feel. To be open to it with outstretched arms and even at times, chase it down.
I know that may sound a little strange, but bear with me a little longer...
Before I got into the wellness industry I used to think that if I felt content and truly happy with my life something bad would happen and take it all away.
Now does this sound familiar?
How silly is that? We stop ourselves from embracing true happiness because something bad MIGHT happen to us and take that feeling away.
"WooHoo I got that new job I applied for, but I can't be truly happy about this because something else in my life is now going to go wrong."
This used to be my internal dialogue when it came to good things happening in my life.
And guess what? Something 'bad' usually did occur because that is what I told myself would happen and what you put out into the universe comes back to you. So be careful where your thoughts take you.
Life is full of up's and down's. Bad and shitty things are going to happen, that is part of life. But for whatever reason in our minds we think that those shitty things are related to the good things. Well hunnie, it isn't true!!
"You deserve to be blissfully happy and you can be happy without the worry of what is coming next.
And when the shitty things do happen, which they inevitably will, you are able to deal with them a lot better. You will be a stronger person.
Life is shinier when you are truly happy. Once I realised that I didn't need to live this way any more, the happy times were amazing and the 'bad' things didn't always follow like they used to. Why? Because I let go of that thought pattern. I released it and allowed myself to be open to true happiness.
Now being truly happy isn't about smiling all the time and shutting down your negative emotions. It's about being open to every emotion, good and bad. Feeling them. Crying. Feeling sorry for yourself. Expressing what you want to feel. And knowing that, that is okay.
Being open to everything is the way to live. Your not burying your head in the sand but you also aren't wallowing in your own self pity. You embrace everything that life offers. And boy is that a much better way to live.
Are you like the old me, scared of happiness? Or are you like the new me, open and willing to life and the experiences that come with that? Let me know in the comments below.
Remember my dear friend, life is here for you to enjoy to the maximum so don't waste your time here on this earth by not allowing yourself to embrace that. You deserve true happiness in all its forms. Just believe in it. And just believe in yourself.
Be happy & healthy,