Happiness Challenge Day 7

If you had the ability to teleport yourself to a beautiful deserted island in the blink of an eye, how often would you go there?

Would you go there all the time? Would you want to live there? Or would your normal life pull you away from this magical paradise?

We have the equivalent power to go to a feeling place that is just as much a beautiful paradise.

But we don’t.

Ironically, I think we are afraid of missing out.

When we look at our friends and family, our work, our communities, and our own projects and struggles, we simply cannot reconcile these things with an immediate experience of unconditional happiness.

We have grown up learning that life is not perfect, and feeling joy and love and well-being is the reward for accomplishing things.

If we were overflowing with well-being we would no longer fit our old lives.

So instead we inhibit the flow of well-being in our lives. With varying degrees of severity and intention we restrict how good we can feel.

We limit ourselves to the amount of good feeling we can “earn” or justify based on our circumstances.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact it only is this way because of our resistance to the well-being that otherwise seeps into every fibre of our existence.

That’s where I’m at on day seven of my Happiness Challenge. I’m learning to view overflowing well-being as natural, and therefore inevitable if I just stop whatever it is I’m doing to resist it.

5 thoughts on “Happiness Challenge Day 7

  1. ◄ 2 Thessalonians 2 ►
    Webster Bible Translation
    The Man of Sin

    1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering to him. 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now restraineth will restrain, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth, and will destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power, and signs, and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all may be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    Stand Firm

    13But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth: 14To which he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

    16Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work?

    PERHAPS WHAT MOST CHRISTIANS MISS ABOUT THE ABOVE PASSAGE..How the man of sin could be when the believer forgets about their remaining indwelling SINS yet to be resolved to no longer be a baby christian on milk..not MATURED with a renewed mind and on solid food.. Then they can be tempted …11And for this cause God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
    AND THEN.GETS TEMPTED AND DECEIVED BY EGOTISTICAL DESRES AND THEN ..exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

  2. NOW AS TO WHO IS CHOSEN BY GOD TO WHERE THEY WILL BE FREED FROM SELF DELUDE GRANDEUR INSTEAD OF ACCEPTING THE CALL HOW TO TRULY SUFFER FOR THE SAKE OF OTHERS..
    PER THE BIBLE PASSAGE BELOW..S9METHING AGAIN I THING MOST CHRISTIAN DON’T GET.. ALL WILL EVENTUAALE BE FREED FROM THEIR EGOTISTICAL SELF DELUSIONS BUT AS THE BIBLE TEACHES NOT HICKS
    11And for this cause God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all may be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    Stand Firm

    13But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth: 14

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