Staying happy when the world is falling apart
around you may seem like a daunting task.
It really doesn’t have to be.
There are many things that can make us unhappy. It could be something that happens at work or something that happens at home. It does not matter where it comes from because no matter where it comes from, it always hits us the same way. We feel sad or angry or depressed because the anxiety causes a chemical change in our brain. So ho do we keep from going down that long slow descent to bitterness when it seems like very day something tried to mess us up? The answer is simple actually. The answer is making a commitment to make a change.
The commitment to make a change is about about changing the way we focus or front an idea. What if every time something went sideways, we told ourselves that this is just a lesson we are supposed to learn from the universe and that when it ends, we will be in a better place. Interesting thought isn’t it. By simply refocusing our attention onto the idea of learning or the idea of being serene or the idea of just letting it pass, we will create a flow within ourselves that will lead to much new happiness. And isn’t happiness the key to everything?
Now don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that being happy all of the time is truly the way we are supposed to be. That is not true. Because if we were happy all the time, we would not know what happiness is. Without the idea of sadness or the unhappiness, we would not know what happiness is. We would have nothing to compare it to.
The Devil card is about indulgence and material pleasure. It can also be about doing something that feels good but is not good for your health or well-being. What if getting all angry, which some people actually enjoy, REALLY wasn’t good for you at all? What if being in a constant state of anger actually changed the chemicals in your brain? It does. Click here to read more. So even though there are physical changes when we are angry, in small doses, they are healthy. It is when we don’t have a plan or anger management techniques that this becomes a problem.
Remember that when the world seems like it is falling apart around you, there is probably a good reason. Are you doing something that you shouldn’t be? Is there something you are ignoring that is necessary right now in your life? My guides suggest that you are not to blame for all of the unhappiness around you yet in some cases, there are times when a little bit of disruption shows that you are on the verge of something great. So don’t look at all negativity as truly being negative. My guides say that most of the time, negativity is a sign that something positive is coming. By having the negativity, it gives you something to compare it with.
When the world is falling apart around you, simply change your mind. Change your mind by taking a small piece of whatever is bothering you and ask whether there is a hidden lesson. For example, let’s say that you are driving to work and traffic is so bad that you are late. Now you may say that this is just normal but what if it isn’t? What if there was a message in that traffic jam for you? Did it give you the extra time you need to consider things going on in your life? Did it give you extra time to enjoy music on the radio? Did it give you a reminder that perhaps leaving ten minutes earlier would get you to your office without the jam giving you extra time to prep for the day? Are all of these ways to crush your day? Isn’t it possible that the blessing in disguise of this traffic jam is just giving you more time to be with yourself? Why get all bent out of shape about that or let that jam ruin your day? You see there is a silver lining in everything that goes on around us. It is just up to us to find it, implement it and then be happy.
“Just for this week, I will take a quick moment to look at what is bothering me and see what lesson I can learn from it.”