Positive Post #16

February 18, 2018

 

The Search for Happiness is Overrated. 

I know, what does that title have to do with a positive post? I mean happiness is what we are all supposed to strive to have consistently and constantly. Right?

No. Really, no.

That is my opinion really, not based on any scientific analysis, reports, or findings. Not based on info found in medical journals, psychological journals, or such.

It is based on my personal experience and yours may indeed differ from mine, in fact, it probably does. Which is perfectly okay.

Happiness is subjective to the person who is feeling, or not feeling, it.  It is something that we often seek without finding or seek in an unending quest for the elusive happiness thing.

The question then becomes why? Why search at all if it so elusive?

I say  – “Quit searching!”

The search for happiness is or can be, stressful. So just let go of the need to find it, this happiness thing.

Seriously. Stop now, today, tonight, right now.

Stop searching for it and start feeling it in the moment you are in right now

Impossible? Maybe.

At first, it could very well be impossible. Afterall I do not know your current life situation or anything you have gone through up to this point in your life.

But for right now, in this moment, stop searching. Relax. Allow yourself to just be.

Just be however you are right now. Breathe in, breathe out, and allow yourself the comfort of just being who you are at this moment in time.

Your comfort is a source of happiness. Not just physical comfort but spiritual and emotional comfort are also forms of happiness.

Happiness is also felt at different levels by everyone. Everyone feel happiness in differing doses or level.

Whatever your level of happiness right now is exactly what it needs to be right now, for you.

You don’t have to be amped up on happiness all of the time. Allow yourself to feel the different levels of happiness throughout the days, weeks, months, and years.

Allow yourself too, the quiet happiness of no longer searching for constant happiness.

Thank you for reading.

P.S. If you are so inclined I’d like to read your thoughts about happiness. Drop a line or two or three in the comments section.

Have a great night.

 

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Positive Post #15

February 17, 2018

Today’s post is a quote by another favorite poet of mine:

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”   –  Edgar Allan Poe
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/edgar_allan_poe_393723

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

Positive Post #13

February 14, 2018

I bet you were expecting something reference Valentine’s Day.  Something about love, eternal, love, visionary, love, or love of love.

Well….

It’s sort of a post like that. Kind of, maybe, at least it’s a variation of that concept.

It’s a list of links to Five things I really like.

  1. This TED talk about the universe.  Jedidah Isler first fell in love with the night sky as a little girl. Now she’s an astrophysicist who studies supermassive hyperactive black holes
  2. This YouTube video about the youngest poetry slam winner in Australia. Solli Raphael poetry slam winner in Australia
  3. This video that got me hooked on Lindsey Stirling’s awesome violin music. Lindsey Stirling – Dubstep Violin original song
  4. This Photo of the Green Tree Frog (not my photo) an animal I really like. It’s cute. The photo is from this page that has the details of this cute little one – 
  5. And lastly here is a link to check out the incredible Fairy Art of Amy Brown .

 

Have great Wednesday!

Positive Post #9

February 9, 2018

Image result for crayons

I love crayons!

Seriously, I really love to use crayons. The feel, the smell, the color, the texture, and how I can just let go and let the colors glide across the page taking me into a meditative place. I feel a small sensation of peace when I color.

That’s why I always buy a pack or five when back to school sales start popping up in July – August in my area.

I love to color!

It doesn’t matter if I stay in the lines, it’s my book or paper, it doesn’t matter if the colors blend or stand out. It doesn’t matter if I put them back in any order or in the original box. I usually do use the same box though.

The only thing that does matter to me when I take out the 8, 16, 48, 72, or more count box, is that I allow myself to just feel. I let go and allow life. That’s how it is for me to color. It was the same when I was a kid too, love to color.

 

What are your feelings about crayons, coloring, life?

 

P.S, Crayola crayons have always been my favorite.