For thirty days I’ve been focusing on happiness, wanting good feelings to be the norm and bad feelings the rare exception.
So how did it go?
It went really really well 😄
Right from the beginning it reframed my inner landscape. The intention to feel good got me to look up instead of down, and start appreciating how often I felt good already.
Abraham teaches that our reality is created primarily by our inner being (God) who is pure positive energy. The role of our physical self and our worldly focusing mind is significant, but in terms of negativity it can only really create friction, it can’t halt the power of our inner being.
That’s why it is always possible to feel better, whether better be less bad or genuinely good.
In other words things are always better than they seem. Happiness is attainable, it just takes practice to retrain our focus.
What is life like now?
Life is really good now.
I’m laughing and smiling a lot more. I’m finding deeper appreciation of the many good things in my life.
I’m handling the contrast so much better! I can soothe bad feelings much more easily, and I even appreciate contrast because I can see how it’s helping me to focus in certain directions.
I’ve had insights just come to me on subjects dear to my heart. By day 30 I found myself musing on inspiration and the question I’ve long deferred: what do I really want to be doing in my life?
I no longer feel like I need to explain, justify, or apologise for my mood and lack of energy, because I’ve shown myself for thirty days that it’s entirely up to me how much energy I have, since I can decide what to focus on and how I focus!
Satisfied and eager for more
Last night my 1yo daughter slept through the night in her cot. That is a genuine miracle! I never even thought it would happen, and yet it all happened so suddenly and so easily.
And I allowed it to happen. My focus on being happy weakened my resistance and my negativity, and opened the tiniest crack in my old story, and circumstances that seemed unwanted opened the path for this new sleeping routine.
Many other things have shifted, small but meaningful and sometimes enormous in their significance to me. Things that were difficult have gotten easier. Things that felt hopeless feel easy. And things I already enjoyed and appreciated have become even more satisfying and wonderful.
This challenge has only whetted my appetite for more.
I can feel so much potential to feel better and refine my processes. There are many things I would like to allow into my experience, and now I know how to do it.
And without planning it, blogging has become a new experience for me and a wonderful discipline and tool for helping me train my focus.
Being able to write here fulfils an old desire that my writing become more like my private journaling in terms of ease and content.
I’ve written 55 posts in this thirty days. To put that in perspective, the previous 55 posts took about six months to write.
Blogging each day not only kept me focused, it also helped me develop my thoughts and deepen my understanding of this path I’m on.
I don’t yet know what form the next segment will take, but I want blogging to be part of it, and I want it to take my new habits even further.
Thank you for following, reading, and liking my posts! Having you reading my posts has helped keep me honest and on-track!