As humans, we are conditioned to identify with a false sense of “self” through material items like social status, jobs, parenthood, relationships, and even hobbies. We take on labels associated with each role and eventually begin to identify our sense of self with the label. Consequently, happiness and inner peace become elusive for many.
About Those Labels
Wife, mother, tennis player, photographer, real estate agent . . . all of these are merely labels for our external activities. Even though we believe they define our identity, each can be lost or taken away at any time in life. When this happens, there is almost always a serious identity crisis that follows.
The human condition is something that is difficult to break free of in the best of circumstances. So we ease our pain, fear, and confusion with distractions. We fill our days with the quest for material things, and in doing so, fail to allow ourselves to be truly quiet. Yes, life is difficult and demanding. Ultimately, we have things we must do. We are fathers, mothers, workers, bill payers and through all this responsibility we often lose ourselves. Therefore, happiness feels unreachable at times.
A Child’s Sense of Reality Through Happiness
If you look at children, they have an un-jaded sense of reality. They explore the world with fearless curiosity, often putting their parent in panic. But as we age, we lose this sense of creative engagement and progressively spiral downward into fear and judgment. We become increasingly critical of ourselves, as well as, others. Overall, we lose our sense of happiness.
The Story of Your Life
How can we strip away the storyline that we tell ourselves? We are stuck in “This is who I am. This is what happened to me. I am a victim.” These are all things we tell ourselves to explain the story of our lives. We stop questioning and just accept a life that is chaotic and stress filled. Then we wonder why we can’t find long-lasting happiness.
Getting Clarity for More Happiness
The only way to get clarity and true peace of mind are to get in touch with Spirit. Furthermore, the only way to do that is to take the time and space for quiet reflection. Taking a spiritual retreat is one of the most courageous things you will ever do because you’ll step out of your comfort zone and really dig through all of the “things” that have defined who you are.
When you are clear, you shift your perception. Slowly you start to be introduced to your authentic self. You won’t have the cell phone on the hip and deadlines to make. During this journey, you will be gently guided into the most beautiful place you could ever imagine. The deep peace and profound wisdom that’s always there is in your own heart.
Experience Wonder and Excitement Again
How can we help? SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats offers one-on-one spiritual retreats to help you grasp that seamless wonder and fearless excitement you once had as a child. The exceptionally gifted practitioners hold your hand and help you start honoring yourself again. You’ll begin to have real substance in your life, away from all the exterior things that defined you up to now.
This is a life-changing opportunity to discover an unlimited source of inner peace and happiness, free of all thought forms. A source that is carried with you everywhere, which can never be taken away or lost.
Contentment and Comparison
Contentment and comparison never occupy the same mind. Simply put, we teach the skills necessary to quiet the judging mind and be content in any circumstance. By the end of this experience, you will feel a brand new sense of ease and trust As well, you can count on awakening to a deeper consciousness of your true self. Happiness is just around the corner when you have the tools to reach it. Read about Women’s Empowerment
Ego and Unhappiness
Unhappiness is really your ego playing tricks on you. The ego convinces you that you are not good enough. It tells you that you don’t deserve things or that you hate certain things or certain people. All of those are lies that hold you hostage. The very qualities you don’t like most in others are almost always aspects of our own shadow self. We mirror each other and it’s your ego creating the illusion that fuels that type of thinking. It’s your movie. YOU are the projector. And it’s your choice. What are you going to do? How will you achieve happiness?
Stepping Into the Light for True Happiness
Are you ready to step into the light? Are you ready to seriously question the reasons and beliefs that have been holding you down? What’s at stake is the discovery of who you truly are. There is so much beauty in the world and it’s all around us. It’s in the simple quiet things that we never see. Come to a place of serenity and ease. You’ll finally meet the powerful and amazing person that you are!
Katherine Lash2023-02-22T14:47:02-07:00February 22nd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Happiness and Inner Peace