THE BLOG
09/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Finding Happiness in Whatever We Do

My experience is that God made humans in a very natural way. God touched us, blessed us, and created each of us with a certain kind of genius and gifting. When we are on to our true nature, when we really are in tune and openly expressing our human nature, we thrive in whatever we choose to do. When we are not onto our true nature, we feel awful because we are missing what is in our hearts.

So if you are not happy with what you are doing, it may be a sign that you have a bad attitude. Just correct your attitude. It may not be what you are doing that is causing the disturbance. It may be the way you are approaching what you are doing, and that is a simple fix. Adjust your attitude to focus upon whatever is the greater good, which is your blessing.

Did you know you have the power to have your mind bring you to happy thoughts? That is the primary power in happiness. It is a state of mind. It is the way we look at things. It is how we relate to what we are doing at any given moment. Since our mind is free, we can choose to be happy and share the blessings of our happiness regardless of what we are doing.

You can feel happy simply because you experience happiness in your nature. Real, lasting happiness doesn't come at the detriment of others or through againstness or denial of reality. You can learn to be happy and not in conflict with others or situations, regardless of what is going on. Others may not agree with your happiness. They may think that you are responding inappropriately. Clearly, there is too much pain, suffering, and misery in the world, so there is no need to add to it. If your happiness is misunderstood or judged by others, you can turn it to peace, understanding, and compassion by choosing to be happy regardless.

When we are attached and trapped by demanding against the world in some way, we can assign ourselves to our misery like a ball and chain. We can become imprisoned by our disturbances, frustrations, irritations, and dissatisfactions. The more you can learn how to get along with what you are involved in, the more peace and happiness you can know in whatever you are doing. By opening up to your happiness within, you have a greater opportunity to bless your work in this world with your happiness. When we are happy, we are spontaneous and open to participate. We allow our creativity, that happy energy, to move out into the world and touch others. We bring enjoyment and upliftment to all that we are doing.

The more at peace you are with what you are doing, the happier you are going to be. You are going to be one who serves better and performs better. You are going to be more fun and pleasant to be around. So let the perfection within you be the source of your eternal happiness. The more you allow that perfection to be, the more you are going to find out that you are happy and satisfied in relation to whatever you are doing in the world.
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John Morton is the author of the inspiring books, The Blessings Already Are and You Are the Blessings. Learn more about John at www.theblessings.org.

You can contact John at johnmorton@theblessings.org.