Personally, I really like the way happy feels inside my body and therefore choose to go to that place often. There has been nothing more empowering than the realization that I don’t have to think thoughts that bring me pain. More often than not, I choose to observe my environment through the nonjudgmental eyes of non-ego, allowing me to retain my inner joy. I alone decide if something will have a negative or positive influence on my psyche. For me it is easy to be kind to others when I remember that all people are trying to attain happiness and non suffering. I recognize that mistakes will be made, but this does not mean that I either need to victimize myself or take your actions and mistakes personally. Your stuff is your stuff and my stuff is mine. Feeling deep inner peace and sharing kindness is always a choice for either of us. Forgiving others and forgiving myself is always a choice. The secret to being in a peaceful state is the willingness to stop the thoughts of worry and any ideas that distract us from the mental and physical experience of being in the here and now. Most important, however, our desire for peace must be stronger than our attachment to our need to be right! I have thought if happiness is a choice then why would we choose anything else? My guess is that many of us simply do not realize that we have a choice. You can change your life in a moment. “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.” Einstein.
Who do you want to be?
What type of life do you want to be living?