I’m a stranger to happiness, but Ed is no stranger to happiness. I asked him how he did it….
Gday, all! I’ve been asked to share a little about my process, in the hopes that perhaps some of it might be useful to others.
We’re all in this together, and what works for one can often work for others. Nothing I’m doing is unique, or special, I’m just grateful to have found a path that works.
I used to be stuck in my head 24/7, always trying to figure things out. It was exhausting and no fun. Finally, I realised that and started exploring beyond my comfort zone. Gradually, I’ve been able to make the long rewarding 18-inch journey south to my heart, and it’s a much nicer place to live 🙂
It also allows me a pretty relaxed ride through all the uncertainty in the world today. Instead of trying to figure out which (if any) news source is telling the truth about any number of divisive issues, I’m happy to let it all go, and relax back into ease and trust.
I don’t manage it all the time, but I’m doing better and better every day. Who knows, maybe the Law of Attraction really works?
I don’t push against what I don’t want any more. That really caused so much stress! And as far as I can remember, it never achieved anything anyway.
It’s so much easier to just let it all go! I still act out in the world, but it usually comes from a sense of peace and ease. It’s also more effective.
Old hurts still come up for me, and they still hurt like hell, but I’m more and more able to just watch, without getting caught up in it all. When I’m able to do that, they gradually fade away.
It often takes far longer than I’d prefer, but any progress is good, in my experience. The only alternative is to push, to resist and struggle, and that’s never done me any good.
It’s true what they say: what we resist persists. Accept, allow, and it can all leave at its own pace.
I don’t know how much of this is obvious, but it took me many long painful years to get where I am today: 54 years old, and full of joy much of the day, most days. I don’t have much in my life, but I have all I need. I still have old wounds to heal, but I’m happy to trust the process, in its own time.
How lucky are we, that so many great teachers are available these days, sharing such wisdom and knowledge so broadly? I’m hugely grateful to them all. They really are such a gift!
May we all find an easy path through this final storm before the calm.