What is the trick to being happy?
Updated: Jan 17, 2020
What do you pursue each day? Many of us are in the pursuit of building, creating, designing, accounting, etc. And often the goal of all this hustle and bustle is to be happy. What if we were to spend our time seeing and creating with different eyes the joy of life? Would that time spent be more satisfying?
Much of the work that I do with clients is to help them change the meanings that they take from each experience or situation that they have with consciousness. Much of how we do life is fairly unconscious. When we spend time deconstructing our thoughts we are capable of seeing and behaving quite differently.
For me there has always been an external drive to work, that that work especially if it earns money is hard work, it is difficult. It would seem absurd to many people that they should be paid for work that is easy. There seems to be a group consciousness that this is so. Why and where did this construct come from that we have to work hard to make money, to make a living? I think of Dolly Parton's song, working 9-5, I see people state they are giving up their grueling 9 - 5 job to pursue their own business. And yet, what they don't realise is that they aren't leaving the 9-5 they are entering a 24 hour day.