“Busy, busy, busy”
How many of us can describe our current lives that way? A constant whirl of tasks, calls, deadlines, activities, appointments, and obligations, where even taking a few deep breaths seems like a break we can’t afford to take.
And so it goes……
My life has recently “accelerated” to this dizzying pace (not that it was calm before this, but let’s just say I’m now traveling at Warp 2 instead of Warp 1), and this morning, something finally dawned on me.
I forgot to take my happy pills.
No, not the pharmaceutical kind. This pill is invisible, and sits on our bed stands every morning, waiting for us to pop it into our brain.
It’s a pill that puts everything in perspective, and gives us this marvelous gift of self-awareness, a gift that allows us to look outside the hoopla and into our hearts and souls.
Once we can do that, we can take the most important step any human can take – setting our intent to BE happy. To infuse that spirit into all those actions we take, and the conversations we have, and the futures we plan.
Yep, it can be pretty darn effective. So why did it sit on my bed stand for so long, untaken? And why does it sit on many other bed stands all over the world, and perhaps even yours?
That pill is surrounded by a barrier, and a pretty strong one at that. So force needs to be applied to break through it, and then get to the happy pill.
That barrier is fear.
Fear works on the subconscious mind in very insidious ways, and it eventually gets us to the point where, on some level, we feel like we don’t deserve to be happy. We haven’t “earned” it yet.
And that’s a hard thing to wrestle with, especially because it works under the surface. Our “busy-ness” plays right into it, because the only way to deal with it is to STOP the madness, and then willfully and consciously confront the fear, and break through it.
Once you do, what once seemed invisible is now crystal clear, right in front of you.
The happy pill.
Down it with a chaser of determination and optimism, and THEN resume your life.
And oh yes, please, repeat as necessary. There are unlimited refills. 🙂