Being happy, it sounds so simple and yet... Do you ever wonder where happiness comes from and how we get it?
Ultimately every human being wants to be happy. It’s what we strive for.
I spent my twenties looking in all the wrong places, mainly using drugs and alcohol to distract myself from what was really going on. I had a high paying job, great friends, and someone looking from the outside might have thought I had it all. So why was I miserable?
The reason was I had no meaning, no purpose to my life. Just distractions. I wanted to belong but I wasn’t looking in the right place.
Ultimately we are all here to hunt for our own happiness - and do our Dharma.
This is not taught in schools so usually we wake up to it when unhappiness and trauma strikes.
So what is Dharma and why engage? We have each been blessed with a unique set of gifts and talents and when we use those in service to others, our happiness comes alive. We all have the capacity to turn our desires into our reality, our soul knows the way. Creating the life of your dreams doesn’t have to be a struggle.
Nowadays it feels like there is a trend around wellbeing and ‘following your bliss’ but this doesn’t come from nowhere, it has true meaning: life is not meant to be hard, we are meant to go towards our highest excitement in any given time, and this in turn will lead us to what we are meant to be doing here on earth.
As human-beings we’re more powerful than we’ve ever been taught, we have the potential to design and create amazing lives that work for us, enable us to do our dharma and allow ourselves and the planet to evolve.
It shouldn’t be hard to create our own happiness. It’s all about taking the first steps towards it. To do your Dharma, take a bliss life audit:
How can you add more bliss to your life? By serving others? Who do you want to serve? Don’t let it overwhelm you, these are only ways to make yourself happier, not complicate your life.
Take time to assess things clearly and make a habit of writing it down. Write everything down, from dreams and fresh ideas to blocks, questions, ideals and solutions, with notes on how each makes you feel. This will indicate the way to go, and where to take that first step to change your life. Remember to always follow what lights you up.
If you are not sure where to start, start small. Having interviewed over 100 thoughts leaders on this path, the results and impact on their lives is amazing. When we do our Dharma, life responds in ways we never thought possible.
The gift is in the giving.
Dharma Teacher, Podcast Host and Co-Creator of The Network
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