What is your happiest moment?

Posted by on December 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

What is your happiest moment?

When asked what was the happiest moment in his life, the Dalai Lama reflected for a moment then said, “I think …. Now !”

Mostly we are brooding on the past or planning for the future rather than looking at what we have right here, right now, in this moment.

We spend a lot of time, especially at this time of the year, thinking of what we want, which is another way of saying this is what I lack and so we become focused on lack and what we don’t have.  Right now most of you reading this will have everything you need right in this moment, why should the next moment, next week, next year be any different?

Realise the difference between negative stress and positive stress.

Frazzled cook ID-100127003Negative stress – focusing on the huge to-do list you have to get through, most of which is made up of things you think you “should” be doing to make everyone happy. 

Positive stress – maybe a hectic timetable and nonetheless looking forward to socialising and celebrating with friends and family. 

And by the way, no-one will care if you wear the same dress as you did last year.  You looked fabulous then, you’ll look fabulous again. 

What will they remember, the gifts you almost bankrupted yourself to buy or the fun and laughter?

Be kind to yourself, celebrate and remember what’s really most important to you.  Be happy now.

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2 Comments

  1. Christine: I completely agree with you on this one. This “time” of year seems to start in August at Costco when they bring out their fake trees etc… Consumers are exposed in so many ways to the “pressure” of purchasing. The Black Friday insanity is all part of it as well, I feel. I like to sit and send hand written cards or make a phone call to connect with people, rather then running around and “bankrupting” myself on gifts that just filling my anxiety around the whole “giving” thing. Right on Sista….And a very happy holiday to you and your’s in England. xo

    • Thanks Connie for your insight – and at the end of the day, it’s all just “stuff”.

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