"Isn't that why you want to save the world in the first place? So that
you can be happy? Well, skip the middleman, and be happy from here!
You're it." -Byron Katie
I always thought that I would be happy:
When I had enough money,
When I did not have to work so hard,
When I would have ( ever elusive) more time,
When I could spend more time with my children and just enjoy life.
I also dreamed of "prosperity" as a moment in the future. This was where I could hire someone to live the parts of my life that were difficult ( laundry, dishes, cleaning up.)
Until that time, I felt stressed and not happy with "now" because I was always on the go trying the create that better future.
Lately, I have experienced a great shift where I realized that the happiness is now. The prosperity is now. The love and the time to enjoy that is now.
I started by taking the time to notice and celebrate all that was good with my life. This only takes seconds at first, but I have found that these moments are getting longer and longer and taking up my whole life.
We are eating dinner. Everyone is full.
A smiling and happy moment of closeness and joy and laughter with my child.
A good client who appreciates me and does their part.
Warmth from the sun.
A kitty purring.
Kids playing and laughing.
Depositing money into the bank. ( whoo hoo)
Having enough to pay each bill as it comes. (yay)
Seeing my children's book come to life through a painter's hands.( yay)
I think it all started when I truly turned inward and started to act from what I wanted. Also taking the time to experience gratitude all through out the day. One second at a time.