Oops and now it's 50,001.
Our minds are a bit like snow domes, where every bit of snow represents one of those thoughts. So why is it that some people are able to live with all that brain activity and still feel peaceful, calm, positive and happy and yet some of us feel agitated by the brain’s activity, unable to order the thoughts or prioritise them or settle them? I don't know. I'm no expert. I have no degree in behavioral science or psychology. But over the last couple of years I've given this a LOT of consideration and time. Each day I give more and more of my 50,000+ thoughts to being more positive and to practising the art of just ….being. I work on practices such as mindfulness, meditation and anything really that will help me realise which of those thoughts in the snow dome take priority, which ones are important and which ones do I need to let go and settle to the bottom. And it’s working.
So each week this year I invite YOU to consider, contemplate, be open to and practice 52 ways of JUST BEING. Every week you will be invited to consider one way to stop shaking up the snow dome, to let those thoughts settle and allow your mind, body and spirit to JUST BE.
What’s YOUR definition of happy? Meaningfulness, pleasure, feeling good, worthwhile, contentment. One person's definition of happiness will be very different from yours. It's not possible to experience happy all of the time. We will all inevitably experience pain and suffering too. Perhaps a happy moment or even a happy life is when we allow and encourage our positive experiences to outweigh the negative ones. Define Happy. See Happy. Choose Happy. Remember Happy. Imagine Happy.