Note: “Letters of Love from Above” will be a series of notes that I would imagine a love Heavenly Father might written down you, His dear child. If “youre gonna” uncomfortable with that notion, imagine Life, or The Universe, Truth or Karma, Mother Earth, Mother Teresa, or Mother Goose, for that matter, is writing the word. But for me, it is a loving God reaching down to His sons and daughters as I would imagine that contact looks a lot like in words.
My Dear Child,
Are you happy? Are you truly, really, deeply glad? Can you suffer what might be called Soul Satisfaction? Are you at peace?
Is your feeling filled with love? Do you wake up grateful for the opportunity to live yet another day? Are you driven to make a difference? Are you stretching and developing and elongating as you engage a good life? Do you enjoy your life and feel ordained to be alive?
I want that for you more than you can possibly know. I want you to wake up roused about life, hopeful for future developments, in love with those around you, living a life of purpose, signifying, rejoice and goodness.
Do you wonder why I care so much about your pleasure? Perhaps you have heard that all I care about is how good or pliant you are. Well, it’s true-blue that I care about your goodness and your ready adherence to everlasting truths.
Life is simply lived better that practice. You can then steer clear of moral and spiritual drawbacks and the needless suffering that accompanies falling off moral faces with all the attendant spiritual and feeling ramifications of such falls.
But I likewise care very deeply about the amount of joyfulnes you suffer. I care about your happiness.
And for two very good reasons.
1. You are my child, fixed in my portrait.
How could I not care about your happiness? My perfect love for you hankers for it. My love drives my inclination that “were living” an high life of joy.
But happiness exists only at the end of remedy principles properly applied. In other oaths, I can’t cause your happy without transgres My nature, eternal guiding principles and universal Truths.
I won’t frustrate the very purpose of your actuality now. That would impel me less than I Am. It would also stop you from becoming all that you can become.
You are here to learn, to grow, to practice living a good life, after all. I can point the way, of course, but can’t give you whatever it is you didn’t earn.
Otherwise, your prosperity “wouldve been” but a untrue image of something that needs to become a living part of you, the natural face of who “youre gonna”, to have any survive power.
To give you happiness as an unearned and undeveloped endow is to paint you something you haven’t yet become.
It would be like giving you an income without a place or muscles without exercising, or wisdom without ordeal or insight without act. The foundation to sustain the endow would never be developed. And so the talent would ultimately crumble to ashes.
I would not rob you of the swelling that precedes happiness as it’s properly sought. As you work on your happiness, you progress, you develop, you change. You become something you weren’t. Your personality is refined and your character is honed.
Only then can you become a happy person, rather than time all individuals who periodically knowledge happiness.
Do you check the difference?
A person who experiences happiness is dependent on life events that organize themselves such that you are made happy. Outside violences extradite the joyful moment.
But a joyou party makes their joy into life’s events, internalizing the principles of happiness, living them even when life’s events don’t arrange themselves so happily.
So, I can steer you, spur you, ease and strengthen you on your tour when you feel prone, shaky or lost. But I can’t induce inside of you what you haven’t created.
As my child, I demand “whats best for” you. And prosperity is certainly best for you. But it can only be developed , not gifted , not caused from good-for-nothing , not run into you like so much water poured into a flask.
But there’s another reason I care so much about how happy you are.
2. Happiness is more than an feeling good; Happiness is a moral good.
Here’s the truth no one likes to say out loud: Happy people are more likely to be good people.
Happy parties tend to be more patient and affection, more generous, demonstrating and kind.
Happy people are better children and better parents than their disappointed equivalents. They are more likely to be better employers and employees, better grandparents, friends and neighbors.
Happy mothers, for example, don’t yell at their children as much. They are more patient, spend more time with them and are kinder to their children than chilled, watchful, disheartened or chronically angry parents.
Happy mothers have the psychological wherewithal to be in the moment with and for their babies, enjoying them, focused on them, teach them, loving them, forgiving them, being patient with their indiscretions, neglecting their foibles, celebrating their accomplishments, creating a safe place for them to fall down, mess things up and otherwise falter on their channel to mastery, better, growth and maturity.
It’s not that unhappy beings are bad people, knowledge you, but that they do not have the emotional spirit to deal effectively with forestalling circumstances.
And so happy people are more likely to raise happier children who will more likely than not, foster happier children in turn, who then will have a greater likelihood of living more honoring lives doing more good to more people.
I hope you can now clearly assure the connection, that merriment is more than a happiness thing. It’s more than feelings. It’s more than an issue that simply affects your emotional state. It’s more than a personal issue of the heart.
It’s a moral issue. It’s a reference topic.
Happiness alters how we make and how we behave. It feigns our relationships, our productivity and our ability to see and care about the needs of others.
Unhappy beings are paradoxically spent with themselves, which is an inherently greedy path to live. The life revolves around them, their feelings, how others are treating them, how others are responsible for their unhappiness.
Happy beings, on the other hand, are more giving, more compassionate, more humanitarian, and more loving.
People treat others worse when they are unhappy. They give others better “where theyre” filled with joy.
It is easier being married to a joyou person than a depressed or annoyed one. It is easier being the lad or daughter of a glad papa than it is to an irritable father.
Homes are filled with an entirely different spirit when parents are fulfilled, slaked, confident, affection and kind–all components of a joyou life.
There is, hence, a moral duty I place on you to seek out happiness, to search for the principles upon which happiness is the natural outcome, and to actively work to develop those characteristics and characteristics within you.
A Nudge, Not a Judgement
Please don’t interpret this letter as a guilt trip. I is a well-known fact that some will. But I can’t hide the truth because some may read into it what I never intended.
This is a letter of reason. It is a map that residences your gaiety at its centre. It is a illuminated in the flash darkness boldly proclaiming that life was never meant to stay dark.
It is a nudge in the right direction, one that accepts the reality of life–that delight stuffs tremendously, that your pleasure topics tremendously, and that it matters because I care about you and because I care about all the persons who treated with you.
And so I require you to be happy for your own sake … and for others’.
Now to Help
But as you seek joy, don’t forget that I am here to help guide you along the way.
I will unfold the path to happiness as you step out into the dimly illuminate move that leads to it. I will arouse you and uplift you and remind you and take you by the hand to lead you to more happiness than you ever concluded possible.
Have faith in Me and you will find the power to have more faith in yourself.
It’s Your Mountain to Climb
But you have to do the moving. You is therefore necessary to do the clambering. You can’t pray for happiness, then be participating in the couch watching Tv until I come to your front doorway and paw you the gift.
It can’t work that way.
But as you develop the traits that cause delight, you’ll realize you would never genuinely miss it in any other way.
It will take effort. Sometimes you will want to give up. Your mettle may ache. Your mind may hurt. Your soul may gasp for air.
But remember, your direction to happiness is do you through rough region, on a outing to self-discovery, self-mastery, and self-development. You are forging a persona. And character is exclusively eventually forged in the furnace of great heat.
I will brighten your inconvenience as you trying to reach me and ask for guidance, but your spiritual and moral and psychological muscles must be exercised, developed and strengthened as you do the work of happiness.
Please don’t be too intimidated as you do “whos working”, because it is work. Just as physical muscles don’t grow over night, so emotional maturity, spiritual awareness, character exploitation, and merriment take time too.
So be patient and take it a step at a time.
In the end, as you prosecute more joy by developing greater calmnes, adoration, forgiveness and kindness, find more purpose and meaning in your life, and replenish your thoughts will gratitude, the door to your happy will open.
You will then view the glimmer of sunlight. And then you will be able to open what may have been fastened or only partially seen by you before. Then the door to happiness will be flung open widely. Then you will see clearly what you have been missing all along.
And then you will be truly, really, passionately happy.
I care fiercely about your joy. Now you know why. I hope that matters to you. But more importantly, I hope you do something about it.
I’ll be waiting behind that entrance for you when “youre coming” knocking.
With more Love than you can imagine, Father.
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