Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~Mahatma Gandhi
When you do things that aren’t true to what you really are, you can feel stuck, lost or frantic. The harmony has left your daily living and you are out of tune.
Things don’t go well, like the time when I was working at a job that wasn’t really me and I fell down the escalator as I was leaving the building. That was my body doing its duty by saying HEY, WAKE UP!
That job wasn’t meaningful to me and I was doing it anyway. Because of my lesson in falling down, I ended up with months of physical therapy — which hurt more than the initial fall. However it did give me lots of time to reflect and to see what happened was just what I needed to finally pay attention and get out of there.
Please understand, I’m not saying that when ever we get hurt or that accidents are always our fault but in that particular instance I can look back and see that because I was hurrying up and lost my footing, what I really wanted deep down was to get out of that whole scene so that I could stop feeling drained at the end of the day.
So, to regain our enthusiasm for life we must find out what matters. How can we do that? We look at our core values and use those to guide us. This clarity will make our lives so much better. Believe me, I have learned my lesson the hard way and have the scars to prove it.
Next week we will start to take a look at this area of our lives: personal development and growth.