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The Path To Happiness

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

– Marcus Aurelius

Happiness: we all want it. We crave it in our lives, and work hard to achieve a happier future. But very often it eludes us. Why is that?

I love the above quote by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. It describes our path to happiness in the simplest of ways. And in fact, that is what happiness actually is – very simple. The problem is, we insist on making it more difficult than it is.

These days, people frequently attach their happiness to another person or a goal or possession. It is seen as something to strive for, which is no bad thing. But when our happiness depends on it, this isn’t so good. If I could buy that new car, then it would make me so happy. If so-and-so agreed to go out with me, then my life would be complete. Too easily, we relinquish control of our own happiness and allow other people or things to dictate the path our life will take.

Stop that!

This is the quickest way to unhappiness. Believe me – I have been there.

Striving towards an illusion of happiness is not guaranteed to bring you happiness. I’m not saying it won’t bring you happiness, but this can never be guaranteed. By expecting this to happen, you are setting yourself up for a fall. Because, and I’m not saying that it definitely won’t happen, but what if it doesn’t?

Does that mean you can’t be happy?

Happiness should never be based on outside influences. Yes, people or things can certainly provide you with a level of happiness, but true happiness must come from within.

First and foremost, you must be happy with yourself. And the only way we can truly be happy with ourselves is to believe it.

When Marcus Aurelius said that happiness comes from within, in your way of thinking, he was right.

Yes, it’s that simple. Believe that you are happy, and you will be.

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Welcome To Your Happier Life

My name is Jo and I am the founder of A Happier Life For You life coaching.

I began my journey to happiness many years ago, when I decided my lifestyle and my mindset had to change. For so many of my younger years, I went through life with a negative outlook and suffered deeply from clinical depression.

It was only after a few years on anti-depressants that I realised life didn’t have to continue in this vein, and only I had the ability to change it. And so began my gradual journey to recovery, and to reclaiming my happiness.

I won’t lie; this wasn’t a quick process. I had my dark moments along the way, and periods of terrible unhappiness that I struggled to escape from. Eventually, however, I began to notice a pattern emerging, and it gave me something to work with.

As a highly intuitive empath, I have struggled over the years with my own moods as well as my ability to act as an ’emotional sponge’, meaning I become deeply affected by the atmosphere and the people around me. Knowing how to harness this has been the hard part, but I was aware that things had to change for my own well-being.

Going through such a major spiritual awakening has inspired me to help others find their happiness, and to heal from emotional suffering. Learning how to understand and positively channel my own emotions has helped me to become a happier and healthier person, and this is something I want to share.

I am hoping that my own journey will inspire others to embrace a different frame of mind and find their own way forward to a better, less stressful life.

Happiness is within us all. We just need to develop our ability to think positively.