Caught up with an old friend and her daughter yesterday 👋 and we ended up talking about my work on feeling good.
Or you could say I actively took the conversation in that direction 😁
They are an amazing and interesting family and always inspiring to catch up on their adventures and stories.
And the conversation brought me some really good contrast because I found myself struggling to explain and justify the success of my focus on feeling good.
You don’t need to justify happiness
I couldn’t think of any concrete examples of how circumstances had changed for me, but what’s more significant is that I immediately tried to prove or impress the magnitude of the change in how I feel.
At the same time I didn’t want to amplify and retell an old story about feeling bad all the time. And that’s a good thing. If you’ve suddenly achieved health and vitality you don’t want to go around telling everyone how sick you used to be!
Happiness speaks for itself
Happiness doesn’t need a justification or a rags-to-riches story. Let happiness speak for itself. Let feeling good be it’s own justification.
I feel good almost all the time now, and I’m gently steering that into being all the time.
Feeling a need to “sell” that to people is just an old bit of resistance about the value of feeling good in the first place.