Happyness Quote Day 31 – Gratitude

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Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.

Maya Angelou


When we appreciate all that we have in life, our egos step out of the way, inviting even greater abundance into our lives.
Practicing gratitude for our lives – for the air we breathe, for our magnificent bodies, and the beauty of being alive – is a wonderful place to start. From this, we can expand outward, like ripples in a still pond, appreciating everything and everyone we encounter and those who touch our lives as well.
What are you thankful for today?
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Happyness Quote Day 30 – Passion

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius


It is not uncommon to set a goal and then push forward with our eyes so fixed on the destination that we become unaware of the terrain on which we travel. 
Let us try to practice navigating the path toward our destination with fluidity and balance, remaining attentive to our goal with present moment awareness. As we do so, we take a powerful step toward realizing our dreams and living our destinies.
In our passionate pursuit of our life’s purpose, our destination, we have the choice to stay present in the now, which increases our awareness of the many supportive cues and opportunities that arise along the path. Staying connected to the present enables us to enjoy every moment of the journey—the people we meet and the experiences we can enjoy with them—enriching us as we live out our deepest, most heartfelt desires.

Happyness Quote Day 29 – Focus

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We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

Henry David Thoreau


It’s difficult to arrive at a destination if we don’t know where we are headed. This is equally true for our life journey. In order to realize our deepest desires, it is important to identify exactly what we want and stay focused on that intention with dedication, focus, and awareness.
Let us bring then our heartfelt desires into crystallized focus and putting our heart-centered attention on what we envision. In this way, we align ourselves to reach our intended destination, clear on what we hope to achieve and open to all opportunities that help us realize our dreams.

Happyness Quote Day 28 – Destiny

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Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.

Native American Proverb


What it is we really want in this lifetime?
We may carry long-held beliefs about our identity and character that were given to us by others. These ideas influence our perceptions about what we want in life.
Let our heart and soul speak to us as we travel within to hear our inner song of truth. We let our hearts lead the way for all of the answers we seek that live within—all we have to do is listen.

Happyness Quote Day 27 – Fearless

 

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt


As we learn to honor our passions and long-held dreams, we free ourselves from the limiting thoughts and beliefs that hold us back from the life we desire. We are now more open to our destiny.
Let us embark to a powerful journey to help us gently release our fears, clearing the way to greet each moment with a sense of strength, connection, wonder, and freedom. Let us connect with your True Self and the deep understanding of our abiding relationship with the Source.

 

Happyness Quote Day 26 – Resilience

 

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

Abraham Lincoln


In life, it is fairly certain that we will each experience difficult and challenging passages. Within each of these moments we are given a special seed of opportunity, a gift. Many times, this point of view can be difficult to embrace in the midst of what appears to be a setback. We spend our time together opening our minds and hearts to the blessings that come to us in disguise.
In this moment, we begin to gently be connected with success and failure. We begin to trust the movement of life knowing that there is much grander plans for us than we could ever fathom. Each step along the path of life, regardless of the destination, is an exciting part of the adventure. The moments themselves are the gift, the journey itself, the rich reward.

Happyness Quote Day 25 – Abundance

 

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

Epicurus


What lights you up more fervently than anything else in your life?
Listen to whatever immediately comes – these are signs leading us to our true passion, our most heartfelt desire, and ultimately our destiny.
When we heed the call of our deepest desires, we fulfill our true destinies. Children do not shy away from their passions, they effortlessly live from a place of wonder, play, and delight. For many of us, we’re taught that we must abandon our natural passions as we cross the divide between childhood and adulthood. Yet, passion is what drives us to be the very best individuals we can be.