Finding ourselves

If I had one piece of advice to give anyone it would be to find yourself, to be in a particular state of mind, to know what we want from life, because not only will your whole outlook on life change, but so too will how you see yourself.

I’m not sure how many of us even get that close to knowing. The simple, uncomplicated life, the life that allows us to think about things, doesn’t seem to exist in this fast-paced world we live in. We tend to forget what matters and who is important.

I believe though that we must learn to find happiness in the simplest of things, in our thoughts and in ourselves. Happiness depends on whom we’re asking, a simple question without a straightforward answer. Are we ever happy? If we were to put hand on heart, we’d stumble to find the perfect answer.

We think we’re happy, we may convince ourselves we are, but unless we deal with our issues, our baggage and everything else that can make potentially make us unhappy, we can never be happy in the true sense.

As we go about our daily lives, we look to find happiness in our careers and with our families, but inwardly those things cannot make us happy, unless we’re happy in ourselves.

The best way for anyone to find happiness is to look from the inside out, but we must learn to be silent first. It’s not so much finding silence as paying attention to what is already there, through shifting our attention to the part of us that is constantly aware, the little voice inside of us that speaks if we choose to listen.

The inner voice that is attached to an eternal presence is constantly with us, but we must listen. How else will we discover who we are if we don’t take the time to stop and listen? When we learn to anchor ourselves, channel our thoughts, we move with that rhythm and become aware of that inner stillness.

Only then will we connect with an eternal presence that continues to support and sustain us in our conscious thinking.

14 Apr, 2016

4 thoughts on “Finding ourselves

  1. I often wonder why most of us exchange simplicity for meaningless things, even though our minds and bodies are ravaged by those choices.

    And, the truth be told, we are assured to die in a humiliating way if we fail to see what really matters, who really matters and what’s truly important.

    Your blog offers an antidote and attacks a disease that everyone of us is suffering from today.

    1. Awww thanks Tim. Yes I couldn’t agree more. I’m not sure of the real reason myself, but it stands to reason that disillusionment, jealousy, money and culture. Material possessions; the things we hold too much importance to, tend to come before people.

      Then we have stress and self-esteem and confidence issues that interfere with the way we see and deal with others. The irony is that we are the antidote, but I’m not sure how many of us get that.

      We tend to look outside first, then us second.

  2. Finding happiness eludes most of us and we shuffle off from this life without the benefit of finding the peace that happiness brings.

    What really matters is who we are and how we relate to those we come into contact with along our journey. Listening to ourselves must be the first step on that journey.

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