My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance…

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

Michael J. Fox

I don’t set my expectation too high anymore as I find out every time I expect and raise the bar, I get disappointed. Raising the bar low helps me with my present happiness.  I know happiness can be fleeting but it does help my state of well-being. When I expect too much from family, friends, work and life in general and the outcome was not of my assumption — I get angry and mad. However, its okay to aim high on our expectations but be aware this could make us unhappy. So what mountain can you climb?  The highest or the lowest mountain in the world?  Be realistic. ~ Jenny Bichara

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We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

 Frederick Keonig

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Living in the present moment quotes

“Don’t let the past steal your present.”

~ Cherralea Morgen

Living in the present moment quotes

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. “

  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Living in the present moment quotes #2

“Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.”

~ Sanskrit Poem Quotes

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True Happiness

True Happiness

Everything will be alright

Sometimes, I have the tendency to worry about life that is not there yet. What will happen to me and my siblings? Will I ever get married? Will I ever have children? Will I ever find my true calling?  Who will rise among the ashes? Etcetera….Etcetera…I think about these things all the time.

What if….?

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No human beings are faced with no problems.   No one is perfect. We have our own struggles and tribulations in life. Because of this,  I cannot help myself but worry.

What if….?

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Then, I came across The Secret once again. I practiced this before and my life got a little better because of it.

I need to let go of this negative feeling and just envision that everything will be alright. It is natural to worry about situations in our lives.  However, worrying does not help at all. The more I think about it, it might happen. So if I picture myself, that all will be well at the end. Then, I should not worry.

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I also included positive affirmation video’s from The Secret  that will help you as well:

Enjoy!

When you experience Planet Earth, the positive energy will shine out like the precious diamond, touching everything we touch, see and feel. As you rise from the ashes, you will also take the world with you.

Start each day with this powerful visualization tool. This was created to help you transform your life into joy.

Abundance in all areas including health, happiness, and wealth, is your rightful heritage. Think of yourself  in abundance and your life will definitely change for the better.

Thank you Rhonda Byrne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 

Law of Cause & Effect

CAUSE & EFFECT:

“If you want to comprehend the causes that existed in the past, look at the outcomes as they are manifested in the present. And if you want to apprehend what results will be expressed in the future, look at the grounds that exist in the present.”

To the extent that we love others, we will be loved. To the extent that we work for others’ happiness, we will enjoy protection and support. This is the law of cause and effect.

Buddhism holds that everything is in a constant state of instability. Thus the question is whether we accept change flaccidly and are cleared away by it or whether we take the initiative and create positive changes on our own wits.

Unassuming virtue brings conspicuous reward. From the point of view of Buddhism, we never fail to receive the effect of our actions, whether good or bad; therefore, it’s meaningless to be insincere or to make-believe to be something we’re not.

Every family has its own set of issues and problems that only its members can fully understand. One thing I can say, however, is that, no matter what kind of people your parents are, they are your parents. If you did not have those parents, you would not be alive. It is important we understand & respect this despite their short comings and misgivings. Believe me…

Present effects are due to karmic causes from the past. However, future effects arise from the causes we make in the present. It is always the present that is important. It is what we do in the present that chooses our future; our past causes do not govern our future as well. Buddhism points that no matter what kind of karmic causes we have made in the past, through the causes we make in the present we can achieve a happier & bright future.

I rejected my chaotic past and the cause of that were cosmic & karmic catastrophe’s.  The only way to make way for my future is to accept the past and to make the present changes I need in order to move forward for my own and my family’s betterment.

Love your parents; love your family and mostly, treat people right despite their standing in life as whatever we choose to do in our life has tremendous karmic effect on our present lives and the future as well.

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All Of Life Is Sales And You’re The Product, So Learn How To Sell Yourself! – Equally Happy

All Of Life Is Sales And You’re The Product, So Learn How To Sell Yourself! – Equally Happy.

All of life is sales!

Whether you’re trying to get a job, getting a raise, dating, marriage, buying a house, securing a loan, finding the right school or you’re trying to sell something.  In order to get the best deal in life, it’s all about how you sell yourself.

You are the product!

 

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My happiness

There is nothing I have to do, nowhere I have to go, and no way I have to be except exactly the way I am being right now. My happiness is knowing this, my joy is expressing it, my bliss is experiencing it. Neale Donald Walsch

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To be happy

“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.” – Woody Allen

Hitchcock on Happiness | Open Culture

 

Hitchcock on Happiness | Open Culture

Hitchcock on Happiness | Open Culture.

I saw the video on a friends post in Facebook; thought I would share this. Happy weekend!

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