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A New Path

The Law of Attraction simply says that you attract into your life whatever you think about. Your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest.

I just finished watching the documentary called, The Secret, about the law of attraction. My mind is completely blown. I decided that I would practice the Law of Attraction, and see if it would apply to my life. I already see how I have some things I have always wanted to have because I believed in myself in the past. So, therefore I already have proof it works. Now, I have to let go of all the fear, worry, stress, and doubts. Simply, be in the moment, show an attitude of gratitude and think about what I want to happen.

Everything is becoming so clear to me. I have arrived at the destination I have been wanting to go all my life. This whole personal journey has been to reach one ultimate goal: To be happy. Even before watching the film, I could feel big changes happening within myself, because I decided and chose to be happy. I have been happy, every day that I chose to be. It is really is that easy. All I have to do is believe that I will be happy and it will happen.

If I want to have a good day, then I will have a good day. I am going to only think positive from now on. I am letting go of every single worry and diving into the unknown. Honestly, worry, stress and overthinking doesn’t change anything. If I put all my energy focusing on what I don’t want to happen, then surely it will happen. If I switch my thoughts to all positive and let go of the negatives ones, things should continue to go my way.

I’m not saying I can’t, what if, or no to any situations anymore. From here on out, I will only look at the best outcome in every situation, no matter how small or big. I will be grateful for my life and every little thing in it. I will not get down about anything, but simply tell myself that things will get better. If I reprogram my mind to see the good in life, how could I ever end up unhappy again? Depressed?

Right now, I feel limitless. I feel like I can do anything I want to do. I feel like I can have anything I want. I feel unstoppable, all because I believe good things will happen to me. Therefore, the key to happiness, is letting go of all the negative in your life and in your mind. Do not live in fear, because there is nothing to be afraid of.

Anyways, I am experiencing a brand new journey down a path of enlightenment with one goal: To find pure happiness. I am going to practice being in the moment more often. I am going to set time aside to write down what I am thankful for and what I want to happen. I am going to be more aware and awake in my life. This changes starts NOW.

Here is the beginning of being happy and letting go of all the negative in my life.

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Life is Happiness

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What is my purpose? Why am I here?

I am sure these are two questions that most people ask themselves the most. But, where are the answers? Do they even exist? Personally, I believe that you will never really find the answers to these questions until you figure out what you want to do in life. For everyone that is going to be something different. For some, you may have no clue what you want out of life and that’s okay. Life is about finding yourself and figuring out what makes you happy. By setting goals, venturing out of your comfort zone and being open-minded you can figure it out. These are a few ways to begin your personal journey to find your happiness, which I think is our ultimate purpose, because if nothing else be happy in this life.

Finding your purpose isn’t going to be something that happens overnight. I am still trying to figure out my whole purpose in this life as well. It isn’t easy, because one day you may think you have it figured out and the next you are back at square one. It happens, that is just part of life. Becoming okay with that is probably going to be a hard thing for anyone to do, but you most know that is it okay to not know what you want out of life. I think life is an on-going ride, one day you may want to make someone happy by doing something nice for them, the next you may what to stay at home and watch Netflix all day. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, as long as you are smiling you are living.

I have come to this conclusion:

Do what makes you happy. Follow your dreams. Accomplish your goals. Become a better person. Inspire others.

If that is all life is, then personally I am fine with that. You can either waste time by questioning life every single day and still not finding an answer, or you can live your life doing what makes you happy. That is what is most important.

My purpose in this life may be to learn whatever I can, experience as much as I can, meet as many people as I can, travel to as many places as I can, and be the best I can and right now that is all I know.

I’m not going to get down if I can’t accomplish my goals right away. That is fine, as long as I am working my way towards them.

Life is about learning.

Life is about a lot of things.

Find your thing.

Find your happiness.

Happiness Over Everything

There comes a point in your life where you have to decide what is most important to you. I choose happiness over everything.

For the past seven months, I was working in the kitchen as a pantry chef at this well-known restaurant. The pay was great, the environment was okay sometimes, and I could do whatever I wanted. Such as come in late, eat anything there, joke around with employees, make new menu items. It was great for like the first two or three months. Then, it seemed like it was one thing after another that was causing me stress. I decided last Saturday, that I had no other choice, but to quit. It seemed like the best ultimate decision for my personal happiness.

The environment was mainly always negative, people’s attitude’s were bitter and unhelpful. Slowly, I started to dread going to work. I would walk into work in the best mood and leave feeling drained and stressed out. I finally decided that it was enough. I had previously wanted to put in my two-week notice, but the owner talked me out of it. Sometimes you have to do what is best for you, and not worry about what affect your actions may have on others. I am so empathetic and I truly care about other people. I know by leaving, that it is going to make things harder on everyone else. That has been bothering me ever since I sent the message. I need to come to terms with things right now, and let the whole situation go.

1) Happiness over everything.

2) I have to do what is best for me.

3) The cons outweigh the pros.

4) I was wasting my potential there.

5) The owner didn’t seem to appreciate me or my extra efforts.

6) I have another job on the weekends, that alone will allow me to pay my rent.

I feel like being in a bad, abusive job environment has the same feelings as being in an unhealthy relationship with someone. It’s like you always want to leave, but you stay thinking things will get better. People may change. It is only bad today, it will be better tomorrow type of attitude. The truth is, if you are unhappy with someone, or something, change it. End of story. There is no waiting around, things can get better, but the odds are not in your favor. Always have a back-up plan. That is why I picked up a second job, because I knew I was on the edge of quitting this one. In the end, your happiness is more important than any paycheck, yet money will make your life better in some aspects. It is quite the dilemma when you are thinking about quitting a job that makes good money. Just like relationships, there are plenty of other people in the world, and there are plenty of jobs to go around. Raise your standards and be happy with everything you do in life.

Now, that my advice is out of the way. I feel much more relaxed about the situation. Now, I can focus more on my personal journey. Last year, I was realizing what I needed to do to change my life. This year is about applying it to my life.

Love Peace Happiness

Love Peace Happiness

We the people can’t see what is right in front of us

We always want to argue, fight, and cuss

Love is the answer to everything we hate

We need to embrace this feeling before it is too late

Life shouldn’t be as hard as we make it

In a world full of pride and misjudgment

When will we stop and take a stand for our actions?

We say enjoy life since we only have one to live

But we as people can’t seem to apologize or forgive

Instead we go against one another in hateful manners

  Our revenge is bittersweet and we fulfill our negative wishes

We do all these things to each other for pure selfish satisfaction.

When will we come together as a whole nation in order to conquer this domination?

To realize that we are not perfect and decide to change our ways

Life is beautiful, something that shouldn’t be taken for granted

Every day is a new beginning, a chance for an opportunity

So when are we going to wake up and take responsibility?

Peace is what we need to discover under all this chaos

Happiness would be the outcome if only we could see clearly

Yet, we continue to be blinded by anger and hate

There is more to life than what we know, if we would only show

Positive thoughts and compassionate feelings, this could be an end

To all this hurtful pain and heartache, yes it could all disappear

If only we could fathom love, peace, and happiness.

 

 

Dreaming of Wanderlust

Augustine

“Two years he walks the Earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, ’cause “the West is the best.” And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the great white north. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.”- Chris Mccandless, Into the Wild

Into the Wild is one my favorite stories of all time. It as inspired my thinking about traveling and seeing the world so much. Because of his story, it has encouraged me to see what’s out there and to have the time of my life. My heart is always going to go out to him because he did what his heart desired, although he made a tragic mistake in the end. It truly breaks my heart that he didn’t survive his adventure in Alaska, I wish so bad that he could have lived. It is crazy, how much I wish he could have made it! Seriously, one of the most touching books I have ever read and the movie really does speak to my soul. Highly recommend watching and reading that book, you guys. I will be quoting many more things from it within my blog.

“Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

― Jon KrakauerInto the Wild

I feel this pull, this urge, this desire constantly pulling at me each and everyday. When I sleep at night, my dreams are filled with being on the road, traveling to new places, meeting new people, basically living a better life. It is actually getting ridiculous, yet I look forward to sleep for this reason. I dream of being on the move, wandering around without a destination.
Wanderlust is defined as:
-a strong desire to travel.
-strong longing for or impulse toward wandering
-very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
In reality, my desire is to the travel the world and leave society behind me along with all the man-made things I don’t really need. I mean of course, I would bring along a telephone, camera, laptop, journal and especially money and a car but that is ONLY because these things are necessary to document my journey and help me survive. I would love to be able to not need money but it is inevitable. I guess in a way man-made things would benefit me but I don’t need an excess of clothes, jewelry, shoes, or other random things. If I could have a life on the road, it would be my dream come true. If I could travel from continent to continent and never be in the same place too long it would be wonderful. It could be heaven on Earth to take  adventures to places I never even knew existed, to visit islands surrounded by the beautiful ocean, to live in a new paradise everyday for the rest of my life.

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” -Christopher McCandless

When I think about taking this imaginary journey, it warms my heart, and lights my soul on fire. It really gets me going and wanting to see what is out there. I need to be out in nature, I need to walk in the forests, climb mountains, swim in the oceans, hike trails to see waterfalls. I desire to be a nomad of this land but I understand that is it only but a dream. I need money first for supplies, food, gas, gear, etc. I would have to build strength, endurance, and speed in order to conquer the world’s unseen mysteries. I would have to gain knowledge of the land, animals, and plants. I would have to learn about geography, climate, and the weather of everywhere I planned to go. I would need a companion, a partner, a friend, hopefully even a lover to accompany me in this dream of mine. “Happiness is only real when shared.” -Christopher McCandless
“And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head. “-Mccandlees
I am so passionate about this idea of traveling that I think the only thing that would make sense would be to go for it in the smartest way possible. I have decided I am going to get a job once I am able, save all my money and then take a trip somewhere and give in to this desire. It has been like 5 years, I have had this topic just weighing on my mind but things have been holding me back. For instance, I met someone, fell in love and planned a life with them instead. In reality, this is my purpose, this is the ONLY thing that is going to satisfy me and this is my key to true happiness.

Everything Happens for A Reason

Everyday something will happen to us, something small, something big, something unexpected, something predicted. What ever happens to you, it just does happen for reasons unknown to us at the time. Some people may say everything happens for a reason and some may say you predict your own fate. I believe in both of these statements. It all depends on how you look at the two.

Everything does happen for reason if you allow yourself to look into a situation in your life and analyze it. People get all defensive when I say if it’s meant to be it will be. They take that as me believing everything is predetermined in life and we have no control over what happens to us. Honestly, I am a bit conflicted when it comes to if there is a “set” path we are suppose to be on because in all reality it is true you predict your own fate. But, there are things in life you can’t ignore and can’t ever seem to find an answer to why it happened to you. If you really want something to happen to you in life, I say if it’s meant to be, it will be. Things are always meant to be in a sense because you have to take them and understand that each and every thing that happens to you is meant to be looked at as a lesson or experience.

I believe bad things happen to us so we can make mistakes, deal with the hurt, and pick ourselves up in order to become a stronger person.  It is true you have to fight a great battle within yourself to realize this but once you conquer your emotions, you will see everything more clear and with a new mindset. I also believe that bad things occur to us, so we can be thankful for the good days and wonderful experiences. Take a deeper look at the bad things and you can always turn things around so they will end up being positive and beneficial to your life. Our experiences teach us about ourselves more than anything else. We must not let the past turn to regret. We have to take our mistakes, and use them as an opportunity to learn. We must never take anything for granted, because it is a part of our lives we are never promised.

Whether, that means you need to change something about yourself, or stay away from situations that cause you problems, it is up to you to decide on how you look at back at your past. I can tell you that dwelling, going through what if’s, could of been’s, and what not, certainly doesn’t help you any. Of course, we all wish there were things we would have said, things we could have done differently, but if everything always worked out, we would never grow as a person. Imagine, if we all never made any mistakes or did anything we shouldn’t have, etc. How would we ever grow? How would we ever know good from bad? How would we feel better? Mistakes are the doorway to improvement.

Everything happens for a reason, the reason being we have to learn from those things that happen to us, and we must determine our fate by taking those opportunities to grow and become a better person. Hopefully, this will change your perceptive on your life and make you see how bad things can always turn good, you can’t be positive without the negative.