Inspiration & Stories

What is it that makes the difference between someone who is happy and someone who isn’t?

Your body has five senses; sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. But often what is not recognized is the importance of the inner senses or the senses of your soul, namely; intuition, foresight, and self-trust. It is often highlighted that the most common difference between those people who are happy and those who are not has more to do with their use of their inner senses, probably more so than their use of the physical senses.

Using your inner senses and finely tuning them to align with your work allows you to honour your truth and stand firm by your ideas, feelings, intuition and the aspirations you have in life. In doing so, you are less likely to be sidetracked or thrown off course. Your self worth will increase along with your confidence and self-belief.

Of course there will be times when someone challenges your way of thinking and being or throws you a few negatives to try and knock you down … and at those times you have a choice as to whether they affect you or not. People will either affect you or infect you. I know which I’d rather to choose to be with.

Being true to yourself and honouring your intuition, foresight and self-trust is definitely the key to happiness.

Looking back at happy memories and smiling helps us to remember things more vividly and has a positive effect on our well-being too.

In turn we feel more optimistic and motivated. When you remember previous good times you’ve had, suddenly everything seems much brighter in the moment too.

So take some time out to look back and remember how you felt in the moment. Go through old photo albums, pick up a trinket or memento you’ve kept hold of and recall the events of that time.

There’s a certain magic in a déjà vu moment … we’re always so focused on where we’re going and what we want to achieve that often we forget from where we came and just how far we’ve come.

What’s your déjà vu moment today? Reflect back and enjoy.

Looking at the morning newspaper to his surprise and horror, a man read his name in the obituary column. The newpaper had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. The man’s first response was shock. Am I dead or alive? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. He began to read the obituary, “Dynamite King Dies.” And “He was the merchant of death.”

Yes, this man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death,” he asked himself a question, “Is this how I am going to be remembered?”

He got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values. He made a decision that from that day onwards he would work towards peace. The man’s name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

How often do we get in touch with our feelings or redefine our values? Perhaps its time to ask ourselves:

What is your legacy?

How would you like to be remembered?

A man’s favourite donkey fell into a deep precipice;

He couldn’t pull it out no matter how hard he tried;

He therefore decides to bury it alive because the donkey was sure to die.

 

He started to shovel the soil in from above onto the donkey.

The donkey feels the load of soil as it lands on him, shakes it off, and steps on top of it;

More soil is shovelled by the man onto the donkey from above..

 

Each time the donkey shakes it off and steps up;

The more the soul was shovelled, the higher the donkey rose;

By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.

 

What can you learn from this? After shaking off (your problems), and stepping up (learning from them), you will graze in Green Pastures.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson (Author)