His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in Honolulu a few months ago. After a private meeting with some people here on the island, he held a press conference. In the press conference, one of the reporters asked him, “You smile all the time. Are you really happy all time?” The Dalai Lama, in his playful, way smiled and said, “Every minute of every day, you have a choice to be happy or not be happy. I choose happy!”
With the challenges of everyday life and work and everything else in general, it can sometimes feel like work, like very hard work, to be happy. So when I heard the Dalai Lama speak these words, he really got me thinking. Maybe it is easier for a monk who has spent his life learning discipline, meditation, and has been well taken care of to find happiness. Then it occurred to me, this is a man living in exile, whose country was taken from him, and whose people were massacred by the Chinese. How can he find happiness every minute of every day?
After I realized that we all have our challenges, I realized that he said you can “choose” happiness. This means, of course, that there are other options. One of the main premises of my work is you feed what you focus on. So, today I choose happiness!
Soundtrack for Happiness
Let’s face it: sometimes we need a little help. In the Shift It! I have posted below, there are rhythms and melodies to help induce happiness. Sometimes when it feels like the world is against us, we just need a little push in the right direction, or a little help over an obstacle. I trust that this Shift It! sample will help you find happiness today and bring some laughter and joy into your life!
As you listen to the sample, close your eyes and let the feeling of happiness permeate your body. If thoughts arise that want to detour you from happiness, let the sound evaporate the “not helpful” thoughts and carry them away. Each negative thought you release leaves more room for more happiness! I hope you enjoy the Shift It! experience and choose happiness today!
Listen here to Shift It! Choose Happiness!
If you would like to find more information about Shift It!, click this link. Here you will find descriptions, overviews, goals, and results of this powerful program. If you are interested in what others have to say, check out the testimonials.
For now, please enjoy the music and contact me when you are ready to have your own custom Shift It! made!