If you want happiness, you must think happy thoughts.
It might seem childish, like something out of Peter Pan designed to save Tinker Bell, but the fact is, happy thoughts produce happy lives. The trick is to actually be emanating happy vibrations. You must actually feel happy in order to be vibrating happy. One could say all kinds of nice-sounding things, but unless you feel it, unless you believe it, it is just words. Words don’t manifest. It is vibration that manifests. It’s not enough just to repeat positive platitudes or affirmations. It’s what you really believe that sways your experience.
Long ago, I worked with various music mentors. My ambition was to put out music and sell it, build a fanbase and tour. My vibration was a mixed bag of desires and doubts. In fact, I felt quite afraid of the success I was trying to achieve. Marketing and sales seemed hard and foreign to my personality and upbringing. I took rejection very hard and was stressed out all the time about it.
I wasn’t ready for what I was trying to make happen. When I finally let go, it felt like I had failed. But I hadn’t failed. I was simply trying to force an outcome that I wasn’t in alignment with.
On the other hand, one of the music mentors I worked with taught people to create their own businesses teaching music lessons. I didn’t recognize it at the time, but something clicked for me. Not surprisingly, I built my own teaching business, while my music marketing efforts foundered.*
People typically try too hard to make things happen. You can’t force yourself to feel differently than how you feel. You can’t force yourself to be ready for something you are not ready for. You can’t force a fit that isn’t a fit.
Fortunately, you do not have to. Happiness is but a thought away. What is your happy thought? What topics, subjects, or experiences always elevate your mood? A few years ago I wrote about how my wife only had to say “STOCK MARKET!” and I would light up. What does it for you? That is where you want to look. When you are happy, you emanate happy. This draws back to you more that is happy.
Sounds pretty good to me. I no longer see any reason to fight pointless uphill battles. There are other ways that are a lot more fun.
Oh, and Tinker Bell, “I do believe in fairies! I do believe in fairies! I do!”
*For the record, my creativity will succeed in the marketplace when I’m in alignment with it 🙂