I believe that happiness comes from within. By happiness, I mean much more than just a fleeting sense of feeling good. It includes feelings of fulfillment and deep satisfaction, the excitement of passionately pursuing and realizing your dreams, the deep peace of your innermost being, and the joy of unconditionally giving and receiving love. Happiness is more than just personal gratification and pleasure. We derive happiness from our kindness and compassion toward others, from service and generosity. And perhaps the deepest form of happiness comes from our spiritual journey, from our discovery of our loving connection with all of life.
Whenever you are feeling unhappy, it is because you are thinking thoughts—usually subconsciously—that are restricting your mind’s ability to feel happy. The book, A Course in Miracles, talks about such restricting thoughts as inner obstacles to the awareness of the presence of love. Love is always present. In an ultimate sense, it is the only thing that is present. In other words, the possibility of happiness is always present—it is always possible to be happy, regardless of circumstances.
But when our core beliefs restrict our mind’s ability to experience happiness, then we will feel afraid, angry, depressed, anxious. No matter how much we achieve or possess, our core beliefs will subconsciously sabotage our happiness. When our core beliefs are inconsistent with perfect happiness, then all of the positive affirmations and visualizations in the world can’t give us what we truly want. Our underlying limiting beliefs will continue to sabotage us behind the scenes. I say “behind the scenes,” because we will think that it is always something else that is undermining our happiness, something beyond our control. But it is actually our own subconscious limiting beliefs.
This site examines how many of the everyday beliefs that we take for granted actually restrict our happiness. And it explores alternative beliefs choices that will allow us to be happy. This alternative belief system is discussed in detail in my book The Happy Mind.