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Originally posted by hm01cut
I'm surprised my thread got this much looking at really. I read the book and i am very thankfull for that link once again thank you ItsTheQuestion.
All the negative and positive feedback i got are all helpfull because i'm very curious on to what everyone has to say on this topic and maybe i looked at this in a different way by thinking i'm 17 what else is there after right now? The only thing i found very comferting was the fact that meadowfairy pointed out people dont find happiness untill 30, 40, 50. As i'm left with this feeling right now I will no longer waste my time dwelling on this feeling rather then trying to open my eyes and look at everything that can remove and keep in mind i have all the time in the world.
Originally posted by sylvie
In my opinion, the mistake many people make is trying to "find happiness," some, as someone here said, never find it or only at 30, 40, 50 years old.
In fact, happiness is not something you FIND; it's something that comes from within. Once you realize that your entire reality is your PERCEPTION of reality, you also realize that you and you alone are responsble for your own happiness.
For some people, the glass is always half empty, for others it's always half full -- it's totally up to you. You can wander through the world and be cynical about everything you see and hear and everyone you meet. Or you walk around in perpetual wonder and amazement about the beauty surrounding you and enjoy every single moment, every ray of sunshine, every flower on the side of the road, and every rainbow.
That has nothing to do with your outer reality... in fact, I remember times when I was deliriously happy -- those were times when I was dirt-poor, was not in love, nor had anything fantastic happen to me in the material world. That happiness came purely from me CHOOSING to be happy; it also helps enormously to go outside and connect with nature whenever you can. Make it a point to pay attention to and admire God's creation; listen to the birds chirping, the insects buzzing, feel a soft breeze in your hair and the sunshine in your face... and just be. Something simple like this is all it takes to be happy if you let it happen. For that, all you need is the inner conviction that miracles are not only possible but that they actually happen... every day. See the meaning in omens in nature, recognize synchronicities and signs from Spirit... and you just entered a world full of magic. You'll never have a dull moment, I promise.