happiness Tag

Day 22 No Striving Challenge – What are You REALLY Striving For?

When we peel away all the layers, our striving is really a seeking. A seeking for deeper meaning in our lives; a seeking for happiness.   Regardless of the way we are going about it, each one of us is seeking the same thing. We all want to be happy.   So, whether you are seeking it from what appears to be a “surface” level, meaning through trying to have more, be more, and do more, OR whether you are seeking it from what appears to be a more “divine” level, meaning tapping into the wealth of knowledge and wisdom available to us through gurus, healers, and enlightened beings…it’s all leading to the same place.   There are 2 types of seeking:   Material Seeking – this is when we use the materials of the physical world to give meaning to our lives. Spiritual Seeking – this is when we are aware that there is more to this life than just the material, therefore actively seek deeper meaning through spirituality.   At the core of...

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Where Does True Value Lie?

Somewhere along the line we began to equate happiness with what we have.  Although at a conscious level, I believe most of us are aware that money and things aren’t the key to happiness, there is a part of us that still hooks into this notion. The truth of this is easily evidenced by walking into any school or large group.  By simply looking around and observing, it’s very easy to pick up on what the latest trends are.  Once a trend is picked up it spreads like wild fire. At some level by participating in these trends brings us a sense of belonging and value.  Believe me I get it.  I was never a trend follower in high school, but come University and being on my own, I easily fell prey to the idea if I was wearing a certain brand or carrying a certain backpack that I somehow fit in, and to me this was a reflection of my value. Although this is changing, we still are living in...

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Tea Time with Trish: What Are You Willing To Do For Your Happiness?

I currently have two amazingly brave friends who are willing to do whatever it takes to live authentic and happy lives.  In the eyes of others their decisions may appear crazy…even rash, but they are determined to follow their path of happiness even though it no longer comes in the form of what society has told us happiness is.   I will refrain from telling their personal stories, since that is for them to tell (and I do hope to get them to share their stories here!), but what I wanted to draw your awareness to is asking yourself, “What am I willing to do for my happiness?”   Many people are coming to the realization that life is no longer working for them as it once did.  We always get what we need at the time we need it, and over time what we needed in the past may no longer look the same.  And it’s up to us to listen to the signs that a change is needed.  If we don’t listen…well,...

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