Let me ask you a question. What if you knew that the secret art of inviting happiness into your life simply meant that all you had to do was choose happiness over anger, gratitude over worry, devote yourself to your work and be kind to people. Would you choose happiness over anger? Would you choose gratitude over worry? Would you devote yourself to your work and would you be kind to others?
There is a beautiful set of Reiki ideals that have been passed down through Reiki tradition that states:
The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not be angry
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every time I read these ideals I am reminded that I have a choice to invite happiness in and the simple fact of the matter is everyone of us has a choice to invite happiness into our lives.
I want you to think about a day when you were flying high, an awesomely perfect-Divine day when you were floating on cloud 9. I bet there wasn’t a single solitary soul, or anything that could bring you down. What was it about this particularly juicy day that enabled you to dwell in a space of pure happiness and joy? I’ll give you a hint- YOU.
That’s right, YOU choose the mental, physical, and emotional space you want to dwell in and you do it all the time. Now don’t get me wrong, I realize there are circumstances in our lives that are beyond our control. Circumstances that challenge our faith and perseverance. I mean how could you feel compelled to choose happiness in a moment of pain, loss or suffering? I get it! But the truth is my friend, even in our darkest hours, in the most difficult and challenging periods of our lives, we have a choice about how we want to feel.
Now I’m not suggesting that you in-authentically put on a happy face if you’ve just lost a loved one, or you’re facing some sort of hardship in your life. I realize it takes time to grieve over loss; time to move through difficult periods in life. What I am suggesting however is that you simply start to recognize that you have the ability to choose how you want to feel moment by moment. You have the choice to invite feelings into your heart space and mind space that are conducive to your own health and well being. It is by consciously recognizing the choices you have that will enable you to see just how Divinely magnificent and powerful you are as a human being to master the art of inviting happiness into your life and creating a life of true meaning and joy.
With Love & Light,