Just the headline itself is often enough to cause an internal reaction. Have you found what you claim as truth in this world? Do you notice that it drifts often as society so easily changes its versions of what is real and what is not? People are bombarded daily with what they should adopt as truth. Have you searched your soul, your educational facility, your work place, your relationships, your church or organizations you involve your self with? Have you found that you end up in a routine, daily, that feels like you are being pulled instead of driving? Have you found your profound truth?
Does our world promote a life that is vested in finding peace, truth and and freedom or does it constantly berate you with the scenes of gossip, malicious illusions and lies that keep your fear and drama running the show? In a world that has a system set up in right and wrongs, blacks and whites,we have come to live in the gray. We no longer know what we believe or stand for much of anything as we are constantly being dragged by the current fad or potential new age truth that will give you what you are looking for. It is all so pretentious and plays on your desire to find the truth, to feel the freedom you so crave, or in most manners it actually creates so much fear so that you won’t look to be a free thinker or freedom monger. Here’s what I have chosen, and it is only what is right for me, but I offer it to you as an avenue to explore into your own personal freedom and extreme contentment; Do not involve your self in the lies of society. Drop it. Get out of the gray. Let go of the scandals, the fashion show, the heady intellectual wars, global warming, the perceived oil wars. Let go of all the space in your mind and body in which you engage in this thinking or concern. What we focus on is absolutely what we will experience and all of these things create disease and tension. One drama after another creates stress, division and ultimately, unhappiness. It is literally laced with one catastrophe after another.
The solution to this issue is quite simple, stop depending on this society to for your happiness or sense of belonging. It will not happen. You still play the game of society but you are not in it. The old saying, “be in this world, but not of this world”, comes to mind. Use your truth and sprinkle it everywhere, instead of being a sponge for the pain, lies, and constant drama of this society. “If you wear this, you will look good. If you do this, you will be liked. If you attain this, you will be happy.” No. If you find your own personal freedom, happiness is yours.
My thoughts on what create true happiness are this, NEVER COMPROMISE. That is it. Don’t stay where you are not wanted, do not stop the goal setting, do not dress to fit in, do not decide that if you can’t have what you want, you will settle. As a matter of fact, that is the other statement, NEVER SETTLE. Do not let anyone tell you that what you desire is delusional or that you should settle for what you have because its good enough. The only thing I am willing to “settle” in to, is what I know I want, what I deserve and what I am working to attain, daily. Do not stop living a meaningful and intentional life. Do not give up on your dream because someone else tells you that it’s foolish, that you should just be happy where you are. Stay committed and focused on the life that you want. The worst thing that could ever happen in my life would be to look back one day and realize I settled for a lie. It would break my heart to know that I didn’t believe in my dream and go after what I knew I was creating with 100% of my being. I can not think of anything more earth shattering for myself.
The most courageous life is a life that is lived with 100% honesty and vulnerability. This may mean that in your pursuit of your happiness, you may leave a relationship, a secure job, an organization, a church, whatever it may be, but ultimately you are allowing yourself the choice to live a live that you are choosing! Do not allow others to dim your light. There is nothing great about dimming your light so that others can feel better. There is nothing grandiose about a life that is lived unauthentically. There is nothing more scary than making big life decisions, but I tell you now, there is nothing sadder than living a life less than what you know you deserve.
You can continue to hide in the corners of the room, sloping down into your chair to make others feel safe, not speak up for what you believe, and staying somewhere that your being is suffering. Yes, you can do this. The other option is for you to stand in your own power, step into the center of the room where the light is shining bright and decide that your happiness is worthy of decisions that you will make for you! NEVER COMPROMISE. Do not play small. Know what you want and go for it. Step into your truth and manifest that reality. Give it everything and watch you happiness elevate to levels of extreme. The choice is yours and we are all making these choices every moment, of every day.
Choose Freedom. Choose Happiness. Choose Truth.
My hope for you today, is that you believe in your happiness, and you never settle for anything less than a life of love, growth and constant gratitude for the gift of choice.