Sunday, December 5, 2010

This world is awesome!

I stumbled across this blog that I have fallen in love with. It gives pointers on How to Find Your Happy Place. Galen Pearl has a lovely way with words, makes everything so easy to understand. I read her post Awe is Awesome first thing this morning. Loved it! It made me stop and look at the wonderful world we live in. Here are some awesome things I noticed today.

Pomegranates! We have a small pomegranate tree in our yard, and we harvested about 7-8 of them this year. I was trying to separate the juicy, red arils. It was a tough job. They were so juicy, that a little bit extra pressure and I would get splattered in red! So juicy that if one of them fell to the floor, the floor was splattered in red. That's when I had my awe-filled moment! This fruit is amazing! It is packed to the brim with such delicate things. And each one of them is safe inside the hard outer skin, separated into separate sections with soft white membranes. Perfect design! Awesome!

Fruits in general are awesome! I love most of them, and am overdosing on pears these days! Nature is amazing, so many different fruits, each one with a different structure, texture, color and text. Awesome!

The human touch is awesome! One loving hand on your head will make a nasty ache go away, even if temporarily. One loving hug will take away so many worries. So simple, so powerful! So awesome!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Be Happy in Making Others Happy?

What do you think?

I think not!

This is something my father used to say over and over to us when I was growing up. It got ingrained in me so much, that making someone happy was the ONLY way for me to be happy myself!

Now you can imagine how messed up that makes me! I am not sure of my own likes and dislikes. I go with the flow. I do things for others hoping it will make them happy.
- If it does, I am on a high....for some time. Until that person says thanks and moves on. Then my bubble bursts and I start looking for someone else to make happy.
- If what I did does not make the other person happy, it makes me very very miserable! Possibly making the other person miserable too!

And the vicious cycle continues!

I would revise my father's advise to say:
You are responsible for your own happiness. Only YOU can make yourself happy, only YOU have the power to make yourself sad.

Now if only I knew how to erase what's etched on my mind, and follow my new advise! Sigh!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happiness...for everyone!

This is another one from the Secret Scrolls:

When you ask for happiness and a beautiful life, ask not just for you, but for everyone. 
When you ask for something better, ask not just for you, but for everyone. 
By all means ask for abundance and health for you, but also ask for it to be given to everyone.

...Can you imagine what would happen if over six billion people asked for these things for you?
I like it. 
It might not actually work, but I like it.
It may be something selfish (6 billion people returning the favor?), but I like it!

Have been thinking a lot about "happiness", hope to do a post soon about all my thoughts.

Monday, March 15, 2010

From the Secret Scrolls...

I have subscribed to getting occassional emails from the "Secret Scrolls". This is related to the book "The Secret".

Mostly, I agree with what they..mostly I don't think too much about it, and accept it, since, well, it makes me feel good at the moment.

The latest one this. And I don't agree with them this time.
"Our natural state of being is joy, and it takes so much energy to think negative thoughts, to speak negative words, and to feel miserable. The easy path is good thoughts, good words, and good deeds.
Take the easy path."
I don't know about this.
First, there is no easy path to anything. 
Next, to some, negativity comes more naturally. That's their "nature", that's who they have become traveling through life. Everyone has a story to tell about how they got there. Once there, its not easy anymore.

Hmm..I don't like this line of thought. Stopping right here.