Rebecca Jane | November 12th, 2017 |
Happiness is where we all want to be
Who wishes to feel unhappy?
Chasing happiness is a chase like a snake chases an Iguana
A lion chases an antelope
Happiness is not just about an appetizing meal
It comes in the form of love making, spreading your seed,
Passing on your genes.
Strutting your stuff, looking good, feeling pumped up
Happiness can also be the job you have always wanted, or the deal you finally got.
Picking up your phone, a text. Bam! Happiness
Working up a sweat, being the fastest in the pack, lifting the heaviest weights
This chase begins the day you are born, chasing the desire to walk, to speak, and to leave the sight of your parents.
Seeking happiness, we know will finally come, when it comes, and it quickly loses its freshness and allure.
We are on the chase again.
Does it ever stop? Should it stop?
As long as we are alive, the chase keeps us seeking, expanding on what we have, and increasing our knowledge.
Seems good, seems right.
Until all you want is a rest, a moment of silence, a reprieve from the chase.
What is wrong with the chase?
It is innate, our animal biology
It feels good.
Though the chase can only last for so long, we feel good, then not so good, or possibly pretty awful
Chasing happiness is natural, though, taking breaks, moments of solitude, soothing yourself is equally satisfying.
Take time to sit and stare, nurture your creativity, let your inner light shine through.
Chasing happiness is a trap. You chase the same thing, same thoughts, same aspirations.
Your groove for the same runs deep, an inner wiring destined to repeat the same mistakes and dream the same dreams
Take a breather from your chase, sit in the sun, and take a break
You are at peace
Recipe: Relaxing into the Chase Meditation
How do we know we are in chase?
Our bodies will be pumped up, exhilarated and energized.
Rather than keep going, just like having another drink, sit with those feelings
Enjoy and allow them to envelop you
Then take 3 deep breaths, don’t push the feelings away
Place your hand on your heart and relax into the good feeling
Then watch your body soften, wrap around that feeling, your heightened energy and excitement will change its shape
The shape becomes lighter, less of a jolt to your system, more of a relaxed alertness
By sitting with the powerful emotions, you won’t lose them; they will just change to something you can sustain.
Notice if you try to chase the feeling by doing or seeking more.
If so, take a deep breath and stay with what is happening now
You will be left with a sense of satisfaction
Discover how to be happier with my next Mindfulness for
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