This question came to me from the blog and here is the answer I sent back. Comments?
You asked about finding happiness without any reason…
I think this is a great question and one I will answer on the blog, but I also try to answer questions individually when I can.
My question back to you would be “Why do you need a reason to be happy?”
I believe happiness is an inside job. (I’ll bet you might have heard that before.)
What this means is that happiness comes not from things that happen to us, stuff we get, or people we like but from somewhere inside us that knows happiness is a choice we make.
For instance, if someone hit you on the head you are probably going to react. You might be angry – or emotionally hurt – or happy. (Of course this is a silly example but the meaning is the same…)
The key is most people react subconciously when we have the power to react with full consciousness of our actions.
You could be happy about it if you wanted to. Does that make sense?
So if you could choose to be happy about being hit on the head – what else could you choose to be happy about?
Of course we don’t – but we could.
There is much more to be said. I suggest you start with the free ebook you got for registering. Read it – do the exercises and define success and your values. Then begin to live to those definitions.
I think you will pleasantly surprised at the results.
And choose to be happy as much as you can.
Does this help?