Happy International Day of Happiness

Here are some tips on how to radically shift your day to day state to being more authentically happy 😁❤


Begin every day with the feeling you desire: Your body and mind are made up of energy and this energy responds and shifts accordingly to the energy in your thought and your feelings. The late Dr. Wayne Dyer taught that what affects our reality more than our thoughts are the feelings we experience within our own heart. Feeling our desired outcome allows us to increase the manifesting power of an intention. Happiness is an abstract concept, so I recommend you choose a feeling that is more tangible. Gratitude is one of the most powerful, a conduit for bringing joy into your life. Every morning, when you awake, bring your attention to your heart and breath deeply. With your eyes closed, quietly repeat these words, as if you are communicating them to your heart: "Thank you, thank you, thank you." Take your time and feel each word, experiencing within you the feeling of gratitude.


Practice feeling joy without cause: If your sense of happiness relies on external expectations, your happiness will come and go. If you identify with your body, your mind, your career, or your possessions, you will lose your sense self as those things go away. To connect with a sustainable happiness, first, connect with your eternal essence, the part of you that never comes and goes. You can feel your eternal essence: take a few deep breaths and direct your attention to your heart, see if you can experience the joy of that immortal self within. Stay with the sensation for as long as it’s there.


Voice your boundaries: Keeping things in that need to be said drains us of our innate joy. Be respectful of your inner self by giving it a clear voice when boundaries need to be established. When you hear that little voice inside say "this is not ok," say something. No matter what others think of you, no matter what you think others think of you. Speak your clarity in the moment, not long after the impulse arose in you. Speak from that place within where wisdom comes from, and let the chips fall where they may. People can handle it.


Care out loud: Expressing what is moving through your being is the best antidote to the feelings of disillusion and resignation. Your voice chakra was meant to "sound out" the fiery passion of your solar plexus and the soulful wisdom of your heart. When you interrupt that flow of energy at the throat, you create pressure in your body. Sometimes that pressure turns into anxiety. Then the mind picks up on it and chats away with negative thoughts, and you find yourself less than happy. Share with exuberance your enthusiasm and your love for the things that inspire you, that bring you awe. Like a child who doesn’t know how to restrain the movement of joy moving through his or her body, and cares out loud.


Seal the deal: When you go to sleep at night, take advantage of the last few moments before sleep whisks you away to bring back into your being your desired feeling. Dr. Wayne Dyer used to say that whatever your state is before you go to bed, you will marinate in it all night - so make it good. Bring your attention to your heart and breath deeply. Feel the feelings and the sensations within your being of expanded emotions like compassion, gratitude, love, and peace. Let the night take you away with all the treasures needed to sustain your joy until the morning. Magic happens when we sleep. The universe rearranges itself to meet us, to meet our desired feelings.


Remember, we were all born happy, it is our innate essence. We don't need to find happiness outside; we need to remember it within the universe of our own heart. That's the secret.