Happiness is less dependent on outside circumstances and more dependent on our outlook on life. How do we develop a more positive outlook on life? Science has now proven that we can shift our thought patterns. By practicing new ways of thinking you can reshape your nerve cells and change the way your brain works. Isn’t that fascinating? We can actually change the way our brain works! Here are some ways for you to start creating an outlook that makes you happy to be alive.
Meditation is a powerful tool that helps you to release the subconscious thoughts that can build up and create clutter. When your mind gets too full, you start to feel overloaded and stressed. Through meditation, you clear the clutter and bring in clarity. Through this clarity you are able to focus on what you want to create instead of getting distracted by the constant inner dialog in your mind. Meditation is how you connect to The Uni-verse – it is in this connection that you are filled with everything you think you are missing. Aligning with the Uni-verse provides love and faith that you cannot receive from any other place. It is that love and faith that gives you a positive outlook on life and creates happiness.
Yoga releases stored up cellular stress from the body. It is a science that connects your soul to the Uni-verse. It is so much easier to be happy when your physical body feels good. Yoga rewires the mind towards positivity by allowing you to be fully present in the moment. Ask yourself: is everything okay in this moment? Then realize the fact that you are always in this present moment. Everything is always okay. Yoga connects the mind, body and soul through postures, breath-work and presence. This presence allows you to face life challenges with faith.
Reading enlightening books fills your mind with new ideas that make you excited to be alive. Studies have shown that the brain cannot really distinguish between reading and experiencing something in real life. Bringing enlightening thoughts into your mind shifts your perception and gives you a whole new outlook by opening up your imagination. Fill your mind with inspiration! Your happiness depends on the quality of your thoughts.
Your mind is not your enemy- it is your friend! Love your mind and fill it with the stuff that makes you feel good! Live in the mystery, so your mind can become a tool that serves your soul in truly enjoying your human experience. If you create a mental outlook of faith and a heart filled with compassion, you have the Uni-verse’s recipe for true happiness! It is not our outside circumstances that are creating our happiness – it is our outlook. We create our own happiness. All you have to do is make the decision to be happy! Take the steps to cultivate a positive outlook, which allows you to shine! YOU deserve to live a life filled with joy.
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Hillary Pike is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and a meditation Instructor.