Happiness is a conscious choice

Even when I find myself not happy or struggling with an emotion that dims some of my joy, I am still aware that happiness is a conscious choice and a state of  mind I can shift into anytime I wish.  

One perk of growing up is the ability to drop anything that isn’t serving you; quickly and lovingly.  There doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process.  Sometimes it is as simple as releasing it on my next exhale and poof! it’s gone.  

That doesn’t’ mean that I don’t continue to release it if it has a bit of a grip on my heart.  I do continue to bring awareness to whatever is dimming my happiness and cascade loving kindness, patience and peace over my being.  

Recognizing this is truly the definition of self-care and self-love.  And this is what is so good for one’s health.  To take care of yourself with so much attention and tenderness is one of the greatest gifts you can ever give yourself.  

Don’t miss the opportunities to be present and listen to your heart.  Make the choice to place your health and wellness first on your priorities.  Imagine how powerful this will be when you move on to other areas in your life with this foundation of holistic wellness and peace.  

Please don’t get me wrong; if you know me at all, you know how much I encourage all of us to feel everything we are feeling.  I am just shining light on this particularly because I feel it is radically important in the big picture.  

We feel everything and then we choose.  We are able to withstand the dark and the light.  I simply choose to reside in the light but I do embrace the dark.

Sending you so much love wherever you are on your life journey.  

May peace be with you.