September 19

FREEDOM MONTH: DAY 19: “Today only the person who no longer believes in a happy ending, only he who has consciously renounced it, is able to live. A happy century does not exist; but there are moments of happiness, and there is freedom in the moment.”― Ernst Jünger

When we put ANY kind of conditions on life, we are going to be miserable. Most people live their lives waiting for the conditions they believe will make them happy. They never arrive at that place.

If you believe you have to have a certain amount of money, this or that thing, this or that car, home, or new dress, the right person (whatever THAT means!), the right job, etc., etc., etc.; you will certainly be miserable for a very long time. I know so many of these people. They wait for the world around them to be a certain way or to have others change a certain way, or for life to accommodate their demands before they can stop complaining and whining and be happy.

The secret to life is that all conditions for happiness reside within us. Inside job folks! You can change your mind whenever you want. As this quote states, there is NO happy century, no happy year, no happy month or day or week. Yet, I can tell you for certain that I have been happy for many years. I know how to do that.

Because I have stopped waiting. I look around for all the reasons for happiness in every moment. And I have to tell you that there are thousands, if not millions. Isn’t that wonderful?

You decide. The freedom is absolute. And it is the freedom to be happy whenever I want. I love this shit!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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