We Can Learn To Be Happy
We all want to be happy. What I have noticed, though, is that many of us think happiness is a goal to be achieved. I believe that happiness is a lifestyle and a state of mind, not an end goal.
Being happy is not the same as being happy about something. There will always be something we are not happy about. In fact, there will never be a time when we have "all our ducks in a row" and everything is "perfect". Everything changes in life - nothing stays the same.
If we go through life saying "I’ll be happy when this happens" or "I’ll be happy when I get that", then we will never experience real happiness. The fulfillment of desires never makes anyone happy - it just creates new desires. Real happiness then remains perpetually just out of reach...because happiness is about how we feel inside.
So much of what we feel about ourselves, about other people, and about life, has been based on what we have learned - what was taught to us in many subtle (and some not so subtle!) ways - taught to us by our families, authority figures in our lives, and by society.
The wonderful thing is that we can have control over how we feel inside, because if we learned it - we can un-learn it! We can replace a lot of the negative messages with truly positive, healing, and renewing attitudes and understandings. We can discover what happiness means to us personally, and how we want to practice that ...we can learn how to be happy.
Hypnotherapy and Therapeutic Imagery give us tools to make these inner changes comfortably and effectively.
"In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true..."