The financial structure of the modern world relies on us to fall victim to the happiness crusades – buy this product and you will be happy. Go on this holiday and you will be happy. Get a phone upgrade and you will be happy. This car will make your family complete. It’s a form of hypnosis and we see it everywhere . Walking down the high street with big signs, magazines, advertisements, and so on. We see it so often it becomes an unconscious mantra "I will be happy when I have xxx".
Others fall victims to the when this happens mantra. When I get a new job then I will be happy. When I find the love of my life then I will be happy. When I go on holiday then I will be happy.
So much time and energy is wasted wishing our lives away with when I buy this, when I do this or when I get this then I will be happy.
Happiness doesn’t come from outside of you – it’s comes from within.
The search for happiness often brings a sense of unhappiness. As author Michael Neil said So much stresses and strains we experience in our life is brought on by our misguided attempt to make ourselves feel better by having, doing or achieving the right things.
We get pulled into the marketing and buy these wonderful products, to get the job we wanted or meet the love of our lives and yet and perhaps we may feel happy for a while, but eventually a sense of longing , lost or unhappiness will creep in.
This is because people search for happiness outside of themselves.
When you being to realise that happiness and well being is not a goal to work towards or attain and shift your focus from the external world to your inner world and begin to live from the inside out you will notice that happiness flows from inside out – and it’s wonderful!
That's the secret to happiness - it's there within you and you do not need to wait until have achieve x or buy Y. Are you ready to connect to your own happiness?
Linda Connors provides hypnotherapy in London and Somerset and is passionate about helping finding their own inner true source of happiness. For more information call 075 3421 3557.