How To BE Happy
Happiness is not the opposite of sadness
It is not an end result of achieving anything
not spiritual or material achievement.
Forget about enlightenment
or attaining wisdom,
getting the messages the universe is sending you.
There is nothing to figure out.
It is simply Being. Happy.
You cannot DO happiness,
even if you chant happy mantras all day
and say gratitude morning noon and evening.
Happiness is simple BEING.
Drop all the little ideas you picked up during the day
that instruct you to be like her, or him or somehow better.
And you’ll be happy.
Love the things you love. Just love them.
Love them hard, impatiently
with no remorse or sadness.
And you’ll be happiness.
Make space for yourself.
Create a space free from plans and productivity.
FEEL your own rhythm.
FEEL your heart beating
FEEL the earth calling your name
the sky looking at you with joy
the breath taking you in
just as you are.
Happiness is easy.
Because you already are.
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