In my practice, I hear story after story of how my clients just can’t seem to find happiness in their lives. They can have a job that they love, a beautiful family…the whole package, the American dream if you will…yet for some reason, deep down inside they are left feeling unsatisfied.
These feelings can come about for many reasons, of course, but I like to focus on taking a few moments to dive deeper into my client’s lives and find out what their goals and aspirations are. What are the things that they feel they are missing in order to find this elusive happiness that seems to be escaping them at every turn. What is it that they feel would bring them true abundance and bliss in their lives. Many times the answer is a simple “I don’t know.”
Life can certainly become complicated from time to time. I’m sure we have all had moments where we have felt like screaming at the top of our lungs out of frustration. Everyone has gone through the “Monday Blues” where it takes every ounce of strength you have just to get yourself out of bed to start another week. Yes, life can be a drag…but the one choice that will change your life is simple. Choose happiness.
I know, you may be thinking, “Choose happiness? Just like that?” Yes. Just like that. You see, every moment in our lives is an opportunity to start anew. That is why I stress the importance of Pausing for Power. So what if you spilled your coffee, clean it up and move on…the next moment surely will bring something better, right? When we take life one present moment at a time and consciously choose happiness in each moment, it becomes virtually impossible to not live a joyful life. Now, I’m not saying that bad things aren’t going to happen…of course they will. We don’t always get to choose what happens to us, the power of our choices comes in how we react to those events. We can choose anger, hatred and resentment or we can choose understanding, kindness, and joy. THAT is where the power is! THAT is where you can take a moment and pause, make your choice, and THEN react.
Think of how different your life would be if you lived one present moment to the next. There wouldn’t be time for unnecessary worry. We wouldn’t have time to make up stories in our heads about how badly things may go. We simply live one moment at a time and deal with what IS instead of what we think may happen. And if we consciously make positive choices on a consistent basis, the joy and happiness in life will present itself abundantly.
Sometimes in this techno-sophisticated world we live in, it is best to go back to the basics and keep things simple. Happiness has become a rare commodity because we aren’t taking the time to be aware of the fact that it’s always there, we just need to choose to see it. My challenge for you this week is to take a moment, when things seem frustrating, and practice Pausing for Power. Stop what you are doing, become present, and choose happiness. Be sure to come back to this post and share your experiences with us!
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Richa Badami is a transformation leader, meditation teacher, spiritual coach and mentor. She inspires her clients and students to create lasting transformation and success by leveraging their inner power. Her private and group programs have helped hundreds heal, transform and powerfully create lives that they love! To receive Richa’s podcast, videos and blogs delivered right to your mailbox, subscribe to her bi-weekly newsletter “The Pause”. For media inquiries send email to support@RichaBadami.com