Being happy in this ‘wild and precious life’

Being happy in this ‘wild and precious life’

International Happiness Day is the perfect time to choose to live a happier life. Daniel O’Leary’s The Happiness Habit is an invitation to embrace the possibility of a happier life and nourish the divine beauty of your heart.

The aim of your life is to be truly yourself, fully alive and grateful

Book Cover The Happiness Habit by Daniel O'LearyTo live out your most precious dreams, to blossom into the best possible version of yourself, to grow into your full power, to find your own voice and to use it – that is the purpose of your whole life, the reason you were created. In the end, that is what good teaching, good parenting, good friendship, good religion and good art are about – to convince you of the beauty of your own ‘wild and precious life’, and of how to make it flourish. To be fully alive is the greatest gift you can give to yourself, and to the universe. ‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who come alive’ (Howard Thurman). Take a moment now to ask yourself what makes you feel alive.

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. – William Shakespeare

Letting go is the key to happiness

This is the secret of growing, of happiness, of feeling free: letting go of the desire to be in control, to be always right, to have the last word, to be better than others. It is only by stripping yourself of the useless, non-essential baggage of your life that you can live more happily. You grow by subtraction. Happiness is about letting go. If you learn to drop old resentments, old jealousies and old scores, all things negative and diminishing, you will gradually grow into your True Self. The secret of your new journey lies in the ability to disarm the insecure, possessive ego that we all struggle with. However, the struggle has to be repeated every day. There is no once-for-all magic wand! And only you yourself can do it. Happiness is an inside job! You have what it takes. Just imagine your future!

Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities. – Dalai Lama


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