You want an extra daily dose of happiness in life, don’t you?
If someone ever asked me this question, I’d be the last to raise my hand publicly but internally I’d be desperately awaiting the answer.
Shame would prevent me from obtaining happiness just because of a momentary uncomfort.
This is probably true for many of you, too. How many opportunities have you missed because of the possible discomfort that would occur if something didn’t go as planned?
We need to allow ourselves to experience vulnerability.
There are so many options of avoidance in today’s lifestyle. For example, if you don’t know how to respond to a friend’s text, you can ignore it. If you don’t want to get hurt in a relationship you can play games with people online or on Tinder before hunkering down. If you don’t know the answer on a test you can pull up a new window and Google the question so your grades stay in perfect shape. Speaking of the perfect shape, why bother tapping into reality on social media when we have all these filters and photo manipulation options at hand?!
If you allow yourself to be vulnerable and to experience the feeling of shame, you will also experience true happiness.
Right now you’re living on a shortened meter of emotions that you carefully constructed. You know how to make yourself feel good - by getting over 100 likes on that insta pic. And you know how to make yourself feel better if something isn’t going as planned - deleting that insta pic with only 20 likes.
Or we can look at it through the dating app world. You start to really dig that one guy but he seems to be taking just a little too long to answer you back so you start a swiping right frenzy and begin a dozen more conversations so you can feel fulfilled or wanted during the exact moment you want to feel it.
None of this is healthy & none of this was even an option to the older generations.
Not enough happiness was never something people talked about because if someone wanted to be happy, they would figure out a way to do it on their own.
There weren’t scapegoats and answers around every corner. But unfortunately this is what modern day society has turned into.
If you’re willing to become vulnerable in today’s world, then I have a life changing tool for you:
We can use the powers of manifestation to obtain a higher level of happiness, but it takes vulnerability.
Start owning every action you’ve ever made, including all the mistakes.
This is a learned skill and once mastered, it leads you down a wonderful road to an abundance of happiness through the act of acceptance.
We all hold secrets, lies and what seem like unforgivable mistakes within ourselves. It’s time to separate those moments from our existence.
We need to acknowledge our darkness and feel its existence for what it is so we can grow from it. We need to live vulnerably.
As spoken in The Course In Miracles, “As you step back, the light in you steps forward and encompasses the world.”
Step back from the situation you find yourself in and claim responsibility.
By accepting your own vulnerability, your inner light will shine bright enough to encompass you and everyone around you.
Your inner light is your happiness. Let it shine.
Okay, how cool is this?
Within hours of me publishing this blog one of my great mental health advocate friends sent me the following poem which was inspired by my words.
It's amazing to witness these instant miracles of inspiration.
Check out the beautiful poem below.