The intention for today`s writing is about choosing to be happy no matter what??? – What????
Yesss “Come from a place of peace and you`ll find that you can deal with anything”- Micheal Singer.
COVID TIMES: is our new reality – Currently we have limited social engagement, we have made significant changes to the way we live, some of us have lost our jobs and some of us can no; longer take holidays or visit family. This has now become a new reality. I have experienced some of the aforesaid limitations first hand, personally. I also work with people whose lives have changed dramatically in the current times.
Pre-COVID: However, we humans have also been through passages of time – when COVID was unknown –We still had challenges -some of us lost jobs, some families separated and some of us lost loved ones and the list can go on……
- How we choose to respond to those challenges is an indicator of our social and emotional intelligence.
- How we maintain our state of mind – our emotions through our challenges – also is a measure of our physical and emotional health .
- Wellness comes when we choose happiness as an everyday emotion – to live mindfully – breath after breath – moment to moment
Insight for all times:
Challenges are an inherent aspect of human experience. There`s always going to be something that niggles at us – it could be about not having enough, or wanting to go somewhere or needing to be with family who live far far far away or wishing that our aches and pains would go away or …….
Wellness comes when we choose to make conscious choices – moment to moment; careful choices of the emotions that we choose to keep and the emotions that we choose to let go. Choosing to be happy is achievable – happiness is an emotion that fills us up and keep us calm. Happiness is an emotion that paves the way for better health…
The choice is ours to be happy in any given moment – no matter what
This does not come easily – nevertheless it can be achieved when we
Spend time in breathwork
Use time to exercise
Find meaningful moments in creative pursuits
Seek solace in the midst of mature
Grow our knowledge through the wisdom of books
Delight in the senses – the tastes, the sounds and the textures that life has to offer
Choose kindness on ourselves; Use trust and patience Practice gratitude – day after day 😊
Live in the now – The perfect moment is this one – Jon Kabat Zinn