Happy New Year
Happy Now Year
Happy Now Here
That's my favourite interpretation of the recent click of the calender into a new year. It's a new opportunity to be happy... now... here! We love the thrill of the chase don't we? Greater happiness, lasting peace, a better job, find the 'soul mate', a more balanced lifestyle, more money, fix the personal flaws, more this, more that, bigger this, bigger that! Yet, the foundation for happiness is right here and now. True happiness is the realisation of who we are beyond our circumstances. It is loving what is. Loving the chaos, the flaws, the discomfort, the raw, real, crazy emotions that rise up like waves in the vast ocean. When you know who you are the circumstances of your day to day life are much less significant. When you know who you are the waves in the ocean can be fun and playful, even when challenging. Any striving then becomes an expression and overflow of your happiness rather than a frantic and desperate grasping born from a starved outlook.
So I invite you to start the new year by spending more time focusing on the 'now here'! Start every day with a few minutes of silence. Take in a few deep breathes and be grateful for being alive. Be grateful for all that you are and all that you have. Spend some time noticing all that is present in the moment. Notice body sensations, notice thoughts passing, notice emotions rising, notice energies shifting, notice circumstances changing. But most importantly... notice the unwavering silence and eternal happiness that is observing all that comes and goes. Acknowledge the ever present happiness and silence that lies beneath the noise of life. Place more focus on the magic that underlies life and your year ahead will be a happy one despite the circumstances that arise. Any plans and goals then become a playful expression and overflowing from the source of who you are. Happy Now Here!
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