I finished reading the book The Untethered Soul By Michael Singer. Boy was it eye opening. One of the things that stood out the most was we choose whether we want to be happy or not.
If you’re anything like me you might be thinking sometimes things happen that make us unhappy. We have no control over that. In the book they address this. They say we can choose to stay happy no matter what happens. All I could think was wow!
If I have a choice I choose happiness. I know it will be a struggle. I know every day I will have to work at it. If I have a choice I would rather work at being happy then feel depressed.
I struggled with depression most of my life. At one point in time it felt like a dark hole swallowed me. There was no light at the end of the tunnel. Well at least I couldn’t see it at the time. I just wanted it to end.
For years every day I struggled with feeling depressed. I didn’t want to get out of bed. I didn’t want to do anything. I just wanted the pain to end.
How did I change? I focused on whole body health… Mentally, physically and emotionally. As hard as it seemed back then to make a change it was harder to stay in that place. Over the years I transformed.
When that book asked me what I choose I decided I choose happiness. I know not choosing that is harder. I know there will be bad days and good days. When I take a step back I realize how insignificant the things that make me unhappy really are.
I deserve to be happy. I choose to be happy. I want to spend the rest of my life happy and work at making it that way.
What do you choose?