LOVE FOR NO REASON
"When you’re Happy for No Reason, you bring happiness to your outer experiences rather than trying to extract happiness from them. You don’t need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness."~ Marci Shimoff "Love for No Reason"
"Many people in Western culture are striving for success. They want the home, they want the great business. They want all of these outer things. But what we found in our research is that having those things, certainly doesn't guarantee what we really want, which is happiness. And that's when all those outer things come. They don't come from going after them first to get the happiness, it's backwards; you go for the sense of inner joy, of inner peace, of inner vision first and then all of the other things from the outside appear."~ Marci Shimoff "The Secret"
DWELLING HAPPILY IN THE PRESENT
Breathing and walking with awareness generates the energy of mindfulness. This energy brings our mind back to our body so that we're really here in the present moment, so we can be in touch with the wonders of life that are there inside us and around us. If we can recognize these wonders, we have happiness immediately. Fully available to the present moment, we discover that we already have enough conditions to be happy - more than enough in fact. We don't need to go looking for anything more in the future or in some other place. That's what we call abiding or dwelling happily in the present."~Thich Nhat Hanh
THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE
"People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another."~Mother Teresa
HAPPINESS IS ALL THAT MATTERS
"The happy dreams the Holy Spirit brings are different from the dreaming of the world, where one can merely dream he is awake." Happiness Quotes ~ACIM
WHISPERING INNER BEING
"Today I want you to become aware that you already possess all the inner wisdom, strength, and creativity needed to make your dreams come true. This is hard for most of us to realize because the source of this unlimited personal power is buried so deeply beneath the bills, the car pool, the deadlines, the business trip, and the dirty laundry that we have difficulty accessing it in our daily lives. When we can't access our inner resources, we come to the flawed conclusion that happiness and fulfillment come only from external events. That's because external events usually bring with them some sort of change. And so, we've learned to rely on circumstance outside ourselves for forward or backward momentum as we hurtle through. But we don't have to do that any longer. We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change." Happiness Quotes ~Sarah Ban Breathnach
SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
"God means Love; Love means Happiness. "God's Will" means "The Thoughts of Love." Thus, "Doing God's Will" means choosing for happiness, not sacrifice." Happiness Quotes ~Marianne Williamson
CHOOSING TO BE HAPPY TAKES CARE OF EVERYTHING
We are really advocates of just getting as happy as you can be which takes care of everything. Even if you don't have reason to be happy make it up. Fantasize it. Make a decision that you're going to be happy one way or another—no matter what. No matter what, I'm going to be happy! If I have to ignore everybody; if I have to never watch television again; if I have to never pick up a newspaper again, I'm going to be happy. If I never have to see that person's face again, I'm going to be happy. If I have to see that person's face, I'm going to find something to see in that person's face that makes me happy. I'm going to be happy. I'm going to be happy. I'm going to be happy." Happiness Quotes ~Abraham
“Since the beginning of time, people have been trying to change the world so that they can be happy. This hasn’t ever worked, because it approaches the problem backward. What The Work gives us is a way to change the projector—mind—rather than the projected. It’s like when there’s a piece of lint on a projector’s lens. We think there’s a flaw on the screen, and we try to change this person and that person, whomever the flaw appears on next. But it’s futile to try to change the projected images. Once we realize where the lint is, we can clear the lens itself. This is the end of suffering, and the beginning of a little joy in paradise.” Happiness Quotes ~Byron Katie