Lately I've found myself thinking and in conversations with friends about happiness. How we can create the life we want, live authentically, and be at peace through the tough and the mundane.
Life isn't perfect, and like anyone I have bad days. Shit happens. I allow myself to feel - sad, disappointed, angry - whatever. But I feel the best when I'm happy. I'm more productive and can give more to those around me, so that's where I like to reside. And it's a daily, moment-to-moment practice. But in our world of negativity, fear, and ego, being happy can sometimes make you feel like you're crazy.
Well the universe hooked me up tonight. Thank you, Ryan Krupa, for reminding me that I'm not crazy. For noting that we're noble savages, each doing the best we can navigating our own perception of the world. For so eloquently expressing my personal life-view: that by thinking of happiness as an action rather than an emotion, we have so much control over our personal happiness.
I know we all have our own perceptions of everything, and I appreciate each interaction, every perspective.
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite."- William Blake
Maybe I'm an optimist, or maybe I am truly crazy. Either way, I'm happy.