Do you know what makes you happy? How many conclusions do you have about brings you happiness? One or two? Or a few hundred? What are they? For example, are you working toward something? An exam or job interview you'd like to pass? A girl or boy you'd like to date, marry or have kids with? A computer, TV, car or house you'd like to buy? A project, cause, or charity you're fighting for? Or some sort of mental, emotional or physical relief you're seeking? Do you consider that when you achieve that target you'll be happy? Not sure? If you'd like clarity, ask “Does this really create happiness for me?” Then notice how you feel. Light or heavy? What is true for you feels light. So if you sense heaviness, you may have bought the idea from someone else (your family?) their idea of happiness, which might not suit you. There's nothing wrong with seeking more in life and being joyful with the results. What if you could be joyful every day of the process too? What might your results look like then?
Do you like routine? Is that what you strive to achieve? Something comfortable, known, and secure? How often do you say “Once I get a system, everything will be better”? There's nothing wrong with comfortable, known and routine, when everything in your life is even better than you could imagine. When something is not working the way you'd like, will “comfortable, known or routine” create the changes you desire? Or will they set in concrete what's not working? If you're looking for dynamic change, ask “What could I be or do different today that would help create the life, living and reality I'd really like?” Then notice what comes to mind and be or do that. “Different” is not the same as “differently.” Differently is doing the same thing in different ways. Different is outside anything you have ever considered. What have you not yet imagined that, if you chose it, would contribute to your life? Don't know? Just ask.
Do you have a nagging ache, pain, sadness or other uncomfortable physical sensation? Have you tried all the usual things and yet it lingers? For example, asking “Who does this belong to?” and returning to sender when you become aware it's not yours. Or asking “Body, what are you telling me?” and following your body's lead. Then if the ache remains, ask “Who or what am I unwilling to lose?” Notice if you recall any event or person from your life now, or in the past. Have you locked into your body something that you decided you can't let go, even though it's hurtful or toxic? Are you keeping reruns of an event in body, saying “if only I'd done this, it would have turned out better?” Perhaps you're exhausting yourself with the dream that someone will change the way you know is possible, but instead you let them drive the knife in deeper? What if by being willing to let go of events and people you've locked into your body, you alleviated your aches, pains, sadness or other longings? And what if it created even more space for you to enjoy your life now?
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