Do You Want to Be Happy?

“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

 

Dear readers,

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,
Teja

 

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! 🙂

 

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A Five-Star Review on Amazon for Reaching for Orange

Amazon Review for Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life

5 out of 5 stars: Love and kindness… ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

“This little book is a sweet small blessing on my nightstand, from an author who wishes for my well being. Each sentence radiates love and kindness–just $10 for a prayer for my happiness seems like a good purchase.”

To purchase your copy today, please visit my Amazon Author Page!

May you be happy! 🙂

RfOBizCards!

 

Monday Morning Musings from Teja’s Tree-house Temple

Recently my Dad started asking me, “How’s it going up in the bird’s nest?” My answer is usually, “pretty good,” and then later, back up in the bird’s nest in my tree-house temple, sometimes I reflect on my response…

As a 49-year-old boomeranger living with my parents, far away from my adult sons, and dealing with Fibromyalgia, you could say that I am in the midst of a “mid-life crisis” as well as a “health crisis”… You could also say that I am in the zone some call the “empty nest syndrome”… And yet, overall, my answer to my Dad is true, because there is so much to be grateful for, and life is, indeed, “pretty good.”

Can you relate to saying you are good and then questioning if that is the truth? And then do you find yourself remembering all the blessings of goodness in your life?

As I type these musings, I am appreciating this alone time in my empty nest. One thing about chronic health issues, or any life issues really, is they are great teachers. Living with Fibromyalgia is teaching me to accept the solitary kind of bird I am: colorful, eccentric, and rather fringe…

Alone in my nest, I am sustained by my daily spiritual practices of chanting (singing sacred songs), meditating, repeating mantras, and studying spiritual teachings. I describe these and many other practices in my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, available on Lulu and Amazon.

What kind of bird are you? What kind of nest are you creating? Do you have daily practices that support the evolution of your being?

 

Photo by MabelAmber on Pixabay.

 

StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Remember That Transformation Happens

 

May you feel curiosity about the consciousness moving through everything.

May your hope be much greater than your despair.

May your weekend be blessed with taking refuge in that which brings you delight.

May you remember that transformation happens.

 

Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash.

 

StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Send Love Into the Hearts of Others

 

May you see the golden light of your inner mystic shining through the vibrant flower in your heart.

May you appreciate your goodness.

May your weekend be blessed with healing energies coming to you through many portals opening.

May you send love into the hearts of others.

 

To read more inspiring blessings, please order my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life… Available on Lulu and Amazon!

 

Wild rose photo by manfredrichter on Pixabay.