We are always looking for ways to be happy, to find happiness or to give us happiness. The thing is, our happiness is still within us, it is just waiting for opportunities to get out. In life, we build walls all around our happiness. Children, never seem to have any issue being happy, most children have not experienced intense emotional pain yet, so they have no barriers in which to be unhappy. Over the years though, life weighs on us, and those walls go up and sometimes, we never find ways to take them down or find ways to get through them.
Our need to protect the pain given to us by others always shelters the happiness that we can give back to them.
To find our happiness, we must open new doors in our walls. New doors of opportunity that leads us to build confidence, learn empathy, and create trust. Each new door allows us to grow emotionally enough to enable free-flowing happiness from our inner self to spill out into the physical world. We must look for new doors everytime we are presented with a new challenge, for if we don’t, our happiness will remain trapped within.
Open a new door to forgiveness that you have kept locked shut.
Open a new door to sympathy that you have been too shy to show.
Open a new door to the generosity that you have been selfish to share.
Open a new door to fear that you have been too brave to show.
Open a new door to enlightenment that you have been too close-minded to open.
Open a new door to transparency that you have been too frightened to reveal.
Open a new door to the presence that you have been too anxious to live.
Open a new door to your pain that you have been too hurt to bust down.
Open a new door to your happiness that you have been too sad to see.
This blog post is part of a series of 26 that focuses on finding your inner happiness. Please check out the rest of the series here: The ABC’s of a Happy Life