Today’s Guest Blogger, Ted A. Moreno, writes about how “happiness is our natural state of being.”
What’s so great about happiness? Why are most of us always striving for happiness? Why is it so hard?
Wikipedia defines happiness as: a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
What I think is interesting is that when we are happy, we don’t notice it as much as when we are unhappy. To me, this suggests that happiness is our natural state of being.
We are very aware of when we are experiencing negative or unpleasant emotions or when we are not content. We try to do something about it. We seem to be more motivated to avoid unhappiness than to pursue happiness.
I also think that for many, unhappiness can become a habit.
What is your habit of being?
Bob Dylan said that happiness wasn’t the point. In one sense I agree with him, because we will often sacrifice our happiness to gain something. For example, we’ll push our bodies during exercise so that we might have health, which could add to our happiness.
However, I think that it’s safe to say that we want those pleasant and positive emotions as often as we can get them.
The Big Question of course is, how can we be happy most of the time?
I’m happy when I’m still and peaceful. When I’m walking out doors. When I’m holding my children, hugging my wife.
What makes me really unhappy is a lot of noise, disorder and chaos. I’m unhappy when I think I’ve hurt someone’s feelings. Lack of sleep increases my unhappiness.
I think the thing that most contributes to my happiness is being free to do what I want and need to do.
I explore this topic in my podcast Ted in your Head. You can listen on my website: Tedmoreno.com/podcast. From there you can find links to subscribe or download via iTunes or Soundcloud or just listen on Stitcher.
Have A Happy Day!
Ted A. Moreno, C.Ht.
Creator of the Moreno Method for Life Transformation™
Hypnotherapist and Success Performance Coach
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