Future striving can never give present happiness. Have happiness now, then all else will come.Click to tweet
Like me, you are probably quite ambitious. You want to achieve your goals, in the quickest way possible.
The question is, are you sacrificing your present happiness, in order to strive for future achievement?
That’s what I did for far too long, and it’s a difficult habit to break, believe me.
We believe the lie that if we can only get that next thing, we’ll finally be happy.
I’ve often described it as the day-after-Christmas effect. We do finally get that thing we wanted, but then it just becomes ordinary again. And, we’re left wanting something else.
The ego’s job is to want. No matter how much you feed it, it’ll still want. There are millionaires out there who still want. There are billionaires who still want. There are people with the greatest jobs, the greatest relationships, the best health, who still want.
In fact, the more you feed the ego, the more it seems to want. It never ends.
The LOA isn’t about egoic achievement. I know that’s how it’s often portrayed, and that’s unfortunate. But that’s really not what it’s about at all.
The LOA is about how our mind is expressed out in the world. The old-time LOA teachers used the word “out-projecting” or “out-picturing” to describe how our mind is expressed in outer reality.
When you are at rest in your own natural abundance, then abundance simply must be reflected on the outside. If you are seeking abundance, it signifies that you lack abundance, and therefore you will project lack of abundance. That applies for any other goal, too.
So when you lack happiness, you cannot get happiness by anything you do on the outside, because you will only ever project a lack of happiness.
The fact is that happiness is a decision. It is what is left when you drop everything that you are not. It is something you can have right here in this moment.
And the paradox is that once you have that inner happiness, those goals will just flood into your life effortlessly, because they are attracted to the happiness you have found within.
If you’d like to remove the blocks keeping you from your goals, and learn how to have happiness in the present, I invite you to schedule a free 20-minute strategy session with me.
Just go here to schedule now: www.darkascent.org/strategy
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