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Bass Ackwards

We have it bass ackwards. Ass backwards. Cattywonkus. Ass over teakettle.

We operate as if when A happens and B falls in line and we reach C and save D amount of money . . . then we’ll be happy. When in fact, that is totally backwards.

Happiness and fulfillment are achieved when we engage in creative expression, our brand of play. Play releases a sense of freedom and creativity, which encourages dreaming, which inspires, which motivates, which leads to a successful manifestation of goals.

It’s Like This:

  Play

Freedom

Creativity

Dreaming

Inspiration

Motivation

Success 

Not Like This:

Good High School GPA

The “Right” College

Dream Job

Love Match

Big House

Healthy Kids

Success

Happiness

 

 So, let’s take a moment to ponder. What releases a sense of freedom through play? What activity encourages our creative spirit and allows us to dream, and motivates us to act, resulting in a successful expression of happiness? Once we identify our “play,” we on our way! Play may be our vocation; it may be our avocation. The spirit of play is inborn. We just forget to draw from it.

When we engage in “I’ll be so happy when . . . ” We limit ourselves. We look to the future for our happiness. We adopt the belief that true happiness will only be available after ________ (fill in the blank). One blank leads to the next. And as always, fulfillment hides around the next corner.

I conclude that the feeling of happiness actually leads to the manifestation of a goal and determines success. Rather than vice versa.

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.~Charles Spurgeon

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.~Omar Khayyam

“Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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