Thursday, January 24, 2013


If you are unhappy, you are not alone. I hope you know that. There's nothing wrong with you. You are just unaware.

Many people believe that the source of their unhappiness are the circumstances of their life–but they are wrong. The source of their unhappiness is a result of their identification with their personal stories. The self-identification with what has happened in the past, what we own, what we like, what we fear and what we want separates us from others. It is this perceived separation from others that keeps us selfish and always seeking something to make us feel more complete. Unhappy people compare themselves constantly (am I superior or inferior?), victimize themselves, complain, react, find conflict, feel guilty about choices made or act in ways that mask their sense of guilt.

To key to moving from being unhappy to being happy is awareness. When you are aware of yourself, you are self-secure and do not find the need to compare yourself to others. When you are aware of others, you recognize yourself in them and don't blame them or find fault with them for the circumstances in your life. When you are aware of the present moment, you release the past and your story and sense of victimization. Awareness transforms and frees us from our weak, miserly and insecure egos and delivers us to the present where we offer the very best of us.

Today is a good day to let go of your story and become aware of who you are...this moment. You have a choice. Choose to be happy right here, right now.

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