Inspirational: Try This Exercise to Create a Fulfilling Happiness


From Rev. Janet Philbin
So how do we find happiness? I believe happiness is an inside out feeling. When our feeling of happy starts from the inside we can hold it and tap into it at all times, especially when we need it the most. Most of us know what it feels like to be sad, depressed, anxious, upset. And when we feel these things we are looking outside of ourselves to find a fix, to feel better, to lift the sadness. So what will we do? We decide to see a funny movie, one that can really make us laugh. And during the movie, we do laugh and the movie ends and we feel better. We hold onto to that good feeling for a while but eventually it fades and we go back to the sad.

Did you ever wonder why this happens? I believe it is because we are not able to hold it. We were looking for happiness from the outside in. However, we are not truly happy on the inside so the happy does not stay. I believe when we feel happy from the inside out then anything we add does stay. Happiness is a core feeling that comes from inside of us, we can nurture it and help it grow. It is with in you too.

Practice this: sit comfortably, close your eyes, and take a deep breath in, breathe in expanding your belly. And breathe that breath in to the area between your rib cage and diaphragm, when you breathe in, breathe in the words joyful, pleasure, happiness. Breathe in; ” I am happy”, “I deserve happiness.” , “I am joyful.” You can add any other positive affirmations to this. Practice daily and allow yourself permission to be happy from the inside out.

Remember all you need is already inside you! You are a gift!


Rev Janet is a licensed Social Worker and Hyno Synergistic Practicioner.  
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