"Happiness is not a matter of intensity
but of balance and order
and rhythm and harmony."
We sometimes think that being happy means we much be ecstatically happy. We sometimes think that our happiness needs to show itself intensely. In fact, happiness is a continuum, from contentment and satisfaction to joy and esctasy. Rather than expecting happiness always to be intense, wouldn't it be better to enjoy the happiness which comes from balance and order, and rhythm and harmony?
This week: Notice the times when you feel content. Notice the small moments when you are enjoying yourself. Rather than looking for an emotional "high," notice if there is happiness associated with feeling centered and balanced. Notice the happiness associated with the rhythms of life. Enjoy quiet happiness.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and NLP trainer. She helps people let go of "emotional clutter" that stands in the way of being happy. To contact her, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/