My happiness is the measure of my success.
Whenever you are feeling good, you are an enormous (successful) contributor. ~ Abraham
Nothing is beyond the Great Spirit’s ability to use to uplift. ~ Alan Cohen
Week Three: Nurturing Happiness with Appreciation
Appreciation is the same vibration as love and happiness. So, to appreciate is to practice happiness. Following your happiness has a deeply spiritual meaning for many people who interpret the function of happiness as helping you to focus on the essential truth of your life. Happiness is what helps you to discern truth from illusion, busyness from purpose, and love from fear. Happiness helps you to keep that which is most important to you in the forefront of your awareness and in the forefront of your life.
There is an intimate relationship between appreciation and happiness. This beautiful intimacy is best summed up by happiness coach Barry Neil Kaufman, author of Happiness Is a Choice and co-founder of The Option Institute. Barry says that appreciation is the shortest shortcut to happiness. Heartfelt appreciation really is the fastest way to experience happiness now. It is impossible to be truly appreciative and neurotic; it is also impossible to be truly appreciative and not happy.
Robert Holden writes of different types of appreciation. Appreciation can be a conscious reaction to things, people, situations, and outcomes that you declare good and positive. This kind of appreciation is personal and interpretative. Appreciation can also be a philosophy based on the premise that we live in a purposeful universe in which everything that happens or doesn’t happen based on the Law of Attraction. Everything that occurs is a reflection of the vibration you are emanating. And thus, can be appreciated for it’s clarifying information. A third type of appreciation comes from a holy revelation that you are what you seek. This appreciation is based on a knowing of your true identity. Happiness does not leave its source. What comes and goes is your awareness of what is truly valuable already belonging to you. Your true nature has the capacity to love unconditionally, to be unreasonably happy, and to be truly wise. You can enjoy these things now, because of who you are.
Week Three Processes:
This week the processes use appreciation to nurture what feels good to think about.