We live in a world full of distractions and disconnections. Distractions by work load, stress, anxiety, fears, social media, facebook, drugs and alcohol. Through these constant distractions we disconnect from others, and sadly from ourselves.
We forget how to listen to the wisdom of our heart. Many just plod along in life, unhappy, lonely, lost and asleep. This sense of stuckness impacts their emotional and physically well being and also their relationships with others and themselves.
So often we go along with other peoples agendas that we forget our own agenda and path in life. Happiness is searched for in material items, holidays, food, clothes, cars and drugs. Many put a timeline on happiness. When I get in a relationship, change jobs, buy designer shoes, go on a holiday then I will be happy. They forget happiness is actually there waiting for them in this precise moment in time but their hearts are closed off to it.
Happiness is always here but many do not give themselves permission to experience and to truly live it. They are so caught up in what is "wrong" in their life and world the forget to see what is beautiful, right and joyful in their life now.
I want to share this quote with you.
"In a world full of front page news, fast tracked careers, designer clothing and tragic sports results, you have to remember what is real!" Robert Holden.
I love this quote and it really puts things into perspective. What is real is you, your life, your relationships and your happiness. That is what is important and fundamental to living a joyful, successful and happy life.
We live in a manic society, everything is rushed, everyone is rushed. We use technology to build and maintain friendships. Facebook is not life. We share the good bits but hide the rest as we disconnect further and further from our friends and families.
Two weeks ago I decided to close my facebook account for one month. Now, when I want to speak to a friend I call them, or if they live locally meet up face to face. Its much more real. I allowed myself to get caught up by this manic disconnected society and in a sense we are hypnotise to just to along with it.
Now is the time to wake up. Wake up to how you are hiding in your life. Wake up that to get to where we are going we need to slow down. Wake up and remember what is real and also that happiness doesn't have a timeline connected to it - it's here waiting for you now along with the wisdom of your heart.
About Linda Connors
Linda is a Life coach and hypnotherapist helping people to live a truly wonderful life, connect with their joy, heart and happiness. For more information please call 075 3421 3557.