Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's All About Being Happy

Our reason for being is simply to express joy. All the other reasons we make up simply lead to that.

Whether we say that the reason for what we do is to improve the quality of life, help people, reveal truth or become successful, it is all about expressing joy.

We each make up our own reasons for what we do, what goals we have, what we think is our life's purpose is. We make up all these things because it makes us happy. When we achieve whatever we decide to achieve, we feel joy.

It's always interesting to watch these documentaries where someone will ask various religious authorities and they like to say that our whole purpose in life is to worship God. They answer that way because it suits their purposes. After all, their continued income is dependent on getting people to continue to join and fund their institutions.

However, if you think about it, doing things that make us happy is the simplest reason of all to do anything. If you have chosen to get married, get a house and have a family, that is the way you pursue happiness. If you start a business and grow it into a profitable enterprise, that is a way you pursue happiness. If you choose to play a musical instrument, dance, play a sport or game and do it well, that is another way to pursue happiness. It is always about the pursuit of happiness.

You know that famous phrase in the Declaration of Independence that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It's right there. If we have life and liberty, the natural expression of that is the pursuit of happiness.

So choose happiness as your attitude today and see what happens. Be happy no matter what happens. It's on that same plane as choosing love over fear. Choose happiness over not being happy. See what it difference it makes.

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