Originally posted by ExCommando
I buy these things, and then scratch my head and wonder why I'm not happy? Surely, having the newest iPhone, a shiny car, a big house, and wads of
cash should, by all accounts, plaster a massive smile on my face, and have me skipping through my day.
Truth; I'm stressed, overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy.
And then I'm even more disenchanted because I feel GUILTY for not being happy - surely there are people much worse off, so why should I complain?
Goodness guilt is a real killjoy, I suffered from that for years,didn't even know really why I felt so guilty until recently.
It is a good thing to question yourself and your environment, more and more people are doing this every day.
It's when you find out one thing was a lie, it puts into question everything else.
The glamour of our society is only skin deep and you don't need those things to be happy, they'd like to tell you, you do. But that's not the
truth, you already know that.
For your personal/physical negativety
Try some positive meditation, it goes like this....
lay or sit as most comfortable to you
breath deeply, close you eyes
use your 'inside' eyes to rove over your body from toes to tips of fingers.
Take your time
Calm your mind and still your thoughts
think positive energy in (breath in)
unneccesary/uneeded matter out (breath out)
If you feel a tension somewhere, send your minds eyes to that spot and make it relax, and let go.
eg. I had a sore knee, used minds eye to 'wrap mental hands' (even felt the heat) around the sore spot, after a few times this pain is now gone.
This may or may not lead to other experiences and getting in touch with the other you/higher self, which is where healing will/can come from.
Be warned though, it can also show you sides of yourself you may not see most of the time.
Research chakra centres and work on your energy centres, it is beneficial and i have had personal experience with this.
Op I hope this helps you and what nimbinned said is true too, joy is the easiest one to find, it's everywhere and in the littlest and the largest.
One more thing.....go barefoot for a bit x