Choose to Be Happy
Choose to be happy. Happiness is not dependent on external conditions. It is your innate state of being to freely express.
~Roy Eugene Davis
Often we look at our life and we think "If only this happens I would be happy." Or "If only I had that relationship then I would be happy." Or "If only I had that (material item) I would be happy." Why wait to be happy? Why depend on outside forces in life to make us happy? At the core of our being we have everything that we need. We are already happy. When we allow it to express, it is a feeling of deep contentment. It is easy to latch on to negative thoughts and emotions, but thoughts and emotions change. Through the practice of meditation we quickly learn that we are the observer, observing our thoughts and emotions. We are not our thoughts and emotions, otherwise how can we observe them? When you feel sad or unhappy, observe that. Recognize that it is an emotion that will pass. Allow it to pass by, like the clouds in the sky. Don't look to some outside person, thing or event to make you happy. Remember that you can choose to be happy. Choose that.