Happy Is Easier Than We Think
A lovely reader asked how to get happy when the thing that makes her happy isn’t possible to experience.
She understands it’s important to keep the vibe up (“get in the vortex,” as Abe says), but financial obstacles keep her from it.
Sometimes the blocks we see to our happiness aren’t financial, but dependent on another person, or sometimes on more time.
However, it’s easier than we might think to reach a happy state.
In this reader’s case, she says travel makes her happy, but that she can’t afford it.
Which many folks could relate to – desiring something while not having the money for it.
But there are other ways to access that enjoyment.
Start by asking what it is about your desire that you enjoy most about it. Break down the core elements or aspects that make it desirable to you.
In our reader’s case, she could look at what it is about travel that she loves most. Maybe it’s …
- learning about a new place or culture
- meeting new people
- experiencing an unfamiliar environment
- hearing beautiful accents
- eating new foods
- feeling a sense of freedom or wonder
Another way might be to access enjoyment by planning the next trip, relishing scrapbooks from prior adventures, hearing stories from others’ trips, immersing in travel shows, etc.
Another approach could be to realize travel isn’t as expensive as we think, with air B&Bs, couch surfing options, home exchange programs, and smart airfare deals.
Or we could just stop believing it’s hard and let Universe put it together for us. A good intention married up with a bit of allowing goes a long way!
The point being things that make us happy aren’t as far away as they sometimes seem.
I’d love to hear some of your creative ways of surpassing obstacles to your highest happiness. Please share in the comments!