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Happiness cannot be traveled to, earned, worn, owned or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude. -Denis Waitley
I was searching for a quote on happiness as I did the @ventura.pop.up.yoga post this morning. This one hit a cord. It was reminiscent of my travels last year.
My life flipped upside down last year when the words “I’m not happy” came flooding out of my mouth. It was like spilling milk, it just couldn’t be re-contained. It was out there and in that moment it was the realization that I and only I, am the owner of my own happiness.
My incessant need to please others and live a life that others would approve of had to end. The things I thought I needed in order to bring happiness dwindled and collected dust. It was time to let go of as much of my old things but especially my old patterns and ways of thinking.
Something had to shift. In the moment I didn’t question my need to sell my things, jump in a car and spend a big chunk of time getting lost and traveling on my own. I just knew the answers I needed I’d find out there. I needed to ”be found” and in the essence find everything that had been missing.
As I get further from my comfort zone on Day 2 of this summers journey, I’m reminded of these old feelings. They now feel so distant and foreign.
It’s safe to say that I truly am the most happy I’ve been in my adult life. It doesn’t mean every day is sunshine, sprinkled donuts and unicorns, but I wake up each day and the decisions I make from the moment I put my feet on the earth are mine. And I choose what happens from there on out based on what would bring me the most joy from moment to moment.
When I rediscovered myself I found my happiness. at Island Park, Idaho