The world globe doesn’t stop spinning today because our global happiness secret is something practised around the world, any time, any place.
SECRET TO HAPPINESS: Reign in the need to control everything and have faith
TRADITION: Prayer / mantras/ meditation
CELEBRATED :Around the world.
I don’t know about you but I have always had control issues- my weight being a huge bugbear. I even want control over things like knowing what my Birthday presents are. I mean I used to hate surprises. I think it has something to do with knowing how to react. I don’t want to get into loads of pyscho babble. Surprisingly 😉 (wink wink nudge nudge) I do like surprises more than I used to. Lots of therapy did the trick 😀
The truth is;
Can we control the weather?
Well, if we actually did something to help our environment maybe we can to some degree save it, but we can’t control if it is going to snow, rain, etc..
Can we control the economy?
No, because we already have a bunch of corrupt bastards who have a better hand in ‘controlling’ it – to be fair no one can control it but they can influence it.
Can we control Death? No.
George Michael hit it on the nail when he sang
‘you gotta have a little faith a faith a faith aaah.’- that is how it goes in my head anyhow.
Faith hooks an index finger under our chin and turns our face to it and says;
“It is what it is”
Faith is always linked with Religion. Whatever religion you can think of there is always some ritual of offerings, prayers, sacrifices and putting our trust in an unseen entity ,that we believe has the power ,that we perceive we lack to change things. I have a saying about this – you may not like it but when has that stopped me from being blunt before?
By all means practice your faith and let me practice mine or lack of it. I always get peoples backs up when I say,
” Why give some invincible God all the credit for my own hard work? Credit where it is due. “
I’m kind of kidding. We all need to place our faith in something when there is the possibility of losing all hope. The same goes for what we can and can’t control.
My family have this in-house joke that my Grandad is up in heaven or wherever and ‘making bets and business deals with God’ .
That’s why we surrender. There is no address we can Google, no appointment we can make to visit our God of choice and talk business. We don’t know if our ‘prayers’ will be answered -so we have to take comfort in hoping that our Gods are merciful. There is always the middle man – priest, witch doctor etc..
Personally, I prefer to go to the direct source.
This is where faith can ‘move mountains’ – as the saying goes. The direct source of faith is inside us all, no matter what religion we identify with. When you get on the plane for your vacation – you place your faith in the pilot to get you to xyz destination. You don’t ask him which God he answers to. If we need surgery we place our trust in doctors of all faiths because in my opinion all those faiths lead to one source.
For what it’s worth,I believe in something more tangible – I believe in energy. That energy doesn’t discriminate. My faith is in knowing there is scientific proof that there is kinetic energy. I believe when I release any energy I am holding hostage inside me in the form of thoughts ,emotions etc… it helps me direct my energies outwards into the cosmos.
So, when things are not going so great, think about what it is that you can truly control and cannot control. This post is not about religion. It’s about taking ownership of what you truly have power over that can make a difference and letting go of the things that you can’t control.
You can’t control it if your partner cheats on you but you can control how you respond and how you let it play out. You decide the outcome – you may decide to never place your trust in another person again. You can also summon up hope and have faith that things will get better over time. Your heart will mend.
MESSAGE: Unburden yourself. Who ever you place your trust in – be it a God, an Angel, the four elements, energy, allow them him/her/it to lift the weight off your shoulders of what is beyond your control. Only then can you truly move forward and be free.
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Day two of POETRY JO’S THREE DAY CHALLENGE
So, here is the challenge,
For this challenge you need to really explore your grandest dreams for your future. We are talking wild, big, bigger and biggest. Money is no obstacle and we live in a perfect world. What is your wildest dream?
Okay wow! This is tough. The first thing that goes running through my mind, is I want power and to be a success. In fact I want to be one the most successful woman ever. How would I achieve this? I would be able to engage with different types of people. I would learn and study about anything I stumble across that interests me. I have the scene from the movie ‘ Gorilla’s in the mist’ in my head for some reason
I want that kind of power and freedom to experience the world in all it’s wonder. I want to make a positive impact on the world. I do. I’m sick of messing up. I’ve done that for over 15 years of my life and it is time to change.
I want to be happy. Truly happy. Happiness that comes from within. Apparently that is the only way to find it. How? I’m getting there. Society demands me to look externally for happiness.
So yeah. I may travel the world. In fact in my perfect world ;me, my daughter, my husband to be and my cat Tatiana and my Mum would all come on an amazing journey travelling the world.
I like to look good. So, I guess it would be cool to have the opportunity to buy what I wanted:
I can see this getting boring rather quickly. The holiday bit I don’t. I believe there is so much quality and positivity and happiness to be found when you are in a place outside your comfort zone. I would still want to work hard and enjoy my holidays.
I thought about life and death. I don’t know. Would it be my perfect world to see my loved ones who have passed?
Would knowing what happens to me when I die make me happy?
If I truly want happiness and I do! then I might not like what I find out and that would make me sad. I like a bit of mystery. I like kind of hoping that unicorns and fairies and goblins could exist. I want to know that when people die -young and old that they are happy.
In my perfect world I want everyone to be happy, no wars – none of that. The thing is there is no perfect. How can I understand and feel happiness if I have never known sadness. This goes for all emotions. My experiences as hard and difficult and amazing as they have been have led me to this point in my life where I am creating my own happiness. I have character because of my experiences. A perfect world would not fit with who I am. Who I am becoming.
I may have gone off topic here. I don’t have all the answers to end war. It would be interesting to have the power to create peace among people and see how that plays out. I am kind of playing some God then. I don’t think I want the kind of power that inhibits others freedom.
I want freedom and power to be the happiest and most successful person I can be. I want to protect my family and pets.
I want to write more, read more, do more. Live more. In my perfect world there is one thing that I can guarantee : nobody would know what an animal tastes like except for animals. People would not need the taste for beef, eggs chicken. leather bags, snake skin, fur coats, ivory.. I’m not perfect but I’ve educated myself with what people- what humanity does to animals. There is a documentary I implore anyone who ever reads this to watch.It will change your views forever. here is the link EARTHLINGS
My wildest dreams and my perfect world are located in the real world.
Does that make me a too much of a realist?
The fantasy of want is usually much better than the reality version in my experience.
That’s it. Day two down. Take on the challenge. It is very enlightening . Roll on day three. POETRYJO’S THREE DAY CHALLENGE DAY TWO LINK,