CHOICES AND HAPPINESS

by Dr. Bobbie Stevens on September 24, 2009

As we grow we begin to see and understand the power we have in creating the experiences of our lives.  What we experience is a direct result of what we focus our attention on.  It is our attention that gives any situation its power to affect us. 

 Most every situation has both positive and negative attributes, and we get to choose which one we focus on.  When something has happened in our lives, we will react to that happening. How we feel about it is determined by whether we focus our attention on the negative aspects of the situation or the positive aspects of the situation. What has happened has happened and we cannot change that, but we can choose how we feel about it.  If we focus on the negative aspects of the situation all we do is make ourselves feel bad.  Nothing can change what has already happened, but the choice we have is to choose how we feel about it.

 If we focus our attention on the positive aspects of the situation we can feel good no matter what has happened.  Simply by focusing our attention on the good that was a part of the happening, we can experience only good feelings.  See the power we have.  We get to choose how we feel always.  Could this be happiness?  What a realization to actually realize that happiness is attainable for all of us all the time.

 As we release the stress that is stored in our bodies we become more and more capable of expanding our awareness and making better choices.

 

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