Can I ask you a personal question? Are you happy? Do you personally know five people you can honestly describe as happy? Most of us can’t.

If you ask people what they’d like to have more of in their life, most will include being happy in their list. So why is happiness so elusive?

What if you could push a button and be happy? How many times a day would you push it?

In a tongue-in-cheek article entitled “Happiness Button, Scott Adams hypothesises about how society would work if we all had a happiness button, which could only be pushed by other people! The conclusion the inimitable Dilbert comes to is “I can’t think of any imaginary situation in which long term happiness could come from other people.”  Read the entire article here. (It’s very short!)

So, we can’t rely on others to make us (or keep us) happy. But other people ARE part of the equation. A public figure who usually appears to be happy is His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Here’s his take on happiness:

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My good friend Ronda del Boccio, the Story Lady, has a similar opinion. See her thoughts here.

 

And best-selling author Marci Shimoff, in her book “Happy For No Reason“, found that  people who are unconditionally happy have a very strong belief that they live in a friendly universe, one which supports them.  They also don’t  think that happiness comes from material possessions, but from an ability to feel inner peace and well-being. You can click here to try Marci’s “Happy For No Reason” Questionnaire.

Try starting your day by thinking on purpose to yourself, “Today, the world is plotting to do me good!” Expect good things to happen, instead of assuming the opposite.

And think, what would happen if you had your heart’s desires right now? How would that feel? That feeling is not dependent on what happens outside of you. Your happiness button is on the INSIDE.

To return to the Dilbert article, I don’t have the button for you right now, but I do have a way to help you access your very own Happiness Button.

That’s why I am thrilled to tell you about the brand new “Happiness Virtual Workshop” which is available now!

This is a content-packed experiential workshop which gives you practical steps  to develop that inner Happiness Button. The consensus is that happiness is an inside job. It comes from feeling good about yourself, about your place in the world and about how you help your fellow humans. So in this workshop you will begin to explore and develop a connection with your inner self, so that you cultivate the sense of inner peace that leads to happiness.

It includes:

  • meditation
  • the importance of the breath
  • defining your own concept of your higher self
  • creating a sacred space for meditation and reflection
  • exploring your personal story (your own hero’s journey)
  • looking at the role of sound and music

And a LIVE workshop on the importance of slowing down in Nature, (as well as a comprehensive review of all the recorded material you’ll have IMMEDIATE access to) and a blueprint to help develop your daily practice to support the connection with your inner self so you can push that happiness button whenever you want!

Push your Happiness Button now for more details!

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