“A strong determination to be happy will help you. Do not wait for circumstances to change, thinking falsely that in them lies the trouble. Do not make unhappiness a chronic habit, thereby affecting yourself and your associates. It is blessedness for yourself and others if you are happy. If you possess happiness you possess everything; to be happy is to be in tune with God. That power to be happy comes through meditation.”
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
If you have been following my blog for a while, then you know that I am all about helping the human species to elevate to healthier and happier vibrations. I believe that being happy is very important, and many of the world’s spiritual teachers also place great emphasis on the importance of being happy…
So, you can imagine my surprise when recently, on two separate occasions, two different males in my inner circle expressed that they do not value happiness as a goal in life. One said to me, “Hmm, I’m not so much concerned with “happiness”.” So I asked what he is concerned with, and he replied, “Excellent question.” The other fellow told me, “I don’t want to be happy – I want to be productive.”
It’s always an interesting, juicy moment when one of our cherished assumptions is challenged! There I was assuming that everyone wants to be happy!
Do you want to be happy?
If you do want to be happy, then you might enjoy reading my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life… available now on Lulu and Amazon!
By the way, this new book is not about the fruit, but I selected the oranges photo for this post because it feels so warm and happy to me. 🙂
May All Beings Be Free of Suffering!
May All Beings Be Happy (even if they don’t want to be)!!! 🙂
With lots of love and happy vibes,
Oranges photo* by Pauline Bernfeld on Unsplash.
* If you are viewing this post in an email, simply click on the title of the article and you will be taken to the StarFire Teja Blog where you can view the happy oranges! 🙂