Make some happiness today

Make Some Happiness Today

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Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.  ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

Hello my friends, as I’ve documented recently I’ve been having a particularly hard month, the details are absolutely ridiculous and not worth relating.  Out of every situation it is always important to learn, to take something other than the emotion out of the situation.  In the midst of this month this thought hit home for me pretty hard.  It is has not been a happy month, but I’ve been writing for a couple of years now about how to live a happier life, perhaps it was time to put my proverbial money where my mouth has been.  So I’ve done some of the things that I’ve been recommended, I keep reminding myself that it is my choice how I feel.  Sure, bad things have happened, people have passed away, become ill, and that is sad, but it’s my decision how I respond to all of this.  So I’ve been trying to find the silver linings in things, I will not lie it has not always been easy, but at times it has worked.

I’ve accessed the happiness jar I wrote about some months ago and read some of the entries, some of the really good things that happened so far this year, and that helped.  I’ve tried to express as much gratitude as I could about the things I have in life.  I’ve reached out and talked to friends who have perspective.  However the thing that has helped the most this month has been giving to others.  It’s a counter intuitive approach, you feel bad so you try to make others feel better, you might think of a parallel, so if I’m broke I should give my money away?  But we’re not talking here about a tangible asset but our emotional well-being, emotions and feelings are not subject to the laws physics or capitalism.

So I’ve done some favors for people and it made me feel better.  But the one thing that worked the best was an idea I had the other night when I couldn’t sleep.  This happens a lot to all of us, we have great ideas, nice things we can do for people, but we don’t often enough act on them, but happily I didn’t let this opportunity go by.  So the other night I blasted through my Facebook friend list and sent out about 80 messages to people, the preface of the messages looked like this:

So as many of you are aware I’ve had a pretty lousy month, so in taking some of my own advice from the Ministry of Happiness I’ve decided that one of the best ways to feel better is to make other people feel better. So I’ve decided to write each of my friends on Facebook and pay each of you a compliment.

I don’t want a compliment in return, if the compliment made you feel good made you smile, pay it forward, send one or more of your friends a compliment and make them feel the same way and have a happy day my friend. ~ Michael

I followed this preface in each case with a compliment, something nice I could say about each of the people I wrote to and most importantly asked them to pay it forward.  This act made me feel good for a number of reasons.  First, there is something positive and uplifting about recognizing the good in people around you.  Second, particularly when you do this at scale, you are bound to hit a few people at a particularly ripe time for them to receive this.  In these instances your message will be much more timely and precious than you could ever imagine.  Finally, asking folks to pay it forward, and some truly will, spreads some of this goodness out into the world and that is a great feeling.

So my friends, if you are reading this today let’s keep this going, even if you received one of my messages, pay another one forward.  Find a friend, a loved one, a colleague and with no expectation of return and let them know that, pay a compliment, make them a little bit happier, ask them to pay it forward, make the world a little bit happier and in the end, albeit quite selfish, you’ll make sure you have a happier day my friends and thank you all for your attention and support for the Ministry of Happiness ~ Rev Kane

Other Happiness Posts You Might Enjoy!

Happiness is Not Safety

Happiness is Blue Poop

My Polar Bear Adventure

Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Best Posts

 

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Happiness Resources: The Components of Happiness

Happiness Resources: The Components of Happiness

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A quick web survey tonight for articles related to the components of happiness below are a few links that you might find rewarding:

Six components of happiness

Satir’s Mandala – an interesting take on happiness

A really interesting piece on happiness and contentment

Happiness from the Positive Psychology movement

 

Other Posts You Might Enjoy!

Happiness and the Benefits of Gratitude

Fear is Killing Your Happiness

Happiness is a Choice

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10 things you can do to be happier today!

10 things you can do to be happier today!

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present ~ Jim Rohn

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So I’ve been gleaming through books and online resources and thought for tonight I’d do a quick post on 10 things you can do today to be happier.  None of these are life changing events by themselves and by doing one or the other you’re not going to instantly find yourself dancing circles on the lawn, but achieving happiness is absolutely a marathon not a sprint.  However, try a couple and have a happier day my friends.

1.  Declutter your life  – This is one of those ideas that I really like because it is really scalable.  You see this as easy as organizing your kitchen drawers or straightening out those boxes in the spare room and giving or throwing away things you don’t need.  On a much larger scale this includes looking at the relationships in your lives and removing those relationships/people who bring negative energy into your life.

2.  Breathe, and slow down – Another scalable possibility, for all of us we need to take some time to wind down, we live fast-moving and stressful lives.  We are all way too scheduled for our own good and so we need to breathe and slow down.   In the moment, when things get stressful, it is really important to literally take a deep breath, beyond giving us a moment to relax and calm our thoughts deep breathing has lots of positive impacts on our body.

3.  Be more mindful – Being more mindful is a great way to focus on the immediate and be really present in your life.  Particularly in dealing with other people it benefits your interactions and makes you realize what you truly have in your life.

4.  Express some gratitude – Expressing gratitude is one of those things that on the surface doesn’t make sense, how does giving thanks to others make you happier.  However, by being thankful what you are in fact doing is giving yourself constant reminders of the good things in your life.

5.  Laugh – At some level this really needs no description, we all need to laugh, find a way to do this every day, whether it’s a morning comic, a person who makes you laugh at work or your kids or a clip of the Three Stooges, but laugh everyday my friends.

6.  Reconnect – Reconnect to what’s most important in your life, if that’s family spend more time with them, repair any damage that has been done to relationships, call your mom.  If what is important is giving, then volunteer more, if it’s being out in nature take the day and go.  The most important thing is to do something to reconnect with what’s important in your life.

7.  Exercise – Another really obvious one, exercise is just plain good for you.  Here is a link to a piece I did some time ago that lays out the benefits of exercise.

8.  Get enough sleep, eat better, but reward yourself – Sleep is so important, it impacts your mood, your health and hell if you aren’t fully awake you’re even at greater risk of getting in a car accident!  So get enough sleep, most Americans aren’t.  And eat well my friends, less sugar, less processed food, less sodium the more whole food and the more local food you eat the healthier you will be and health and happiness are absolutely linked.

9.  Limit your news consumption – I’ve recently started doing this and I have to say after a couple of months I think it really has made a difference.  Not only in my levels of happiness but also my blood pressure.  News focuses on tragedy, political divisiveness, and celebrity nonsense all of which will spike your blood pressure and make you question whether humans should exist as a species.  You can still keep up with current events by using the net, although it is getting harder and harder to find pure news sources, I recommend you take a look at the Christian Science Monitor, probably the best newspaper in America.

10.  Create some time – Time is our most valuable commodity and we bleed a lot of it away.  One of the things technology can do is allow us to do things more efficiently.  Of course that is when we are not wasting our time updating our Facebook status or tweeting what we had for dinner.  One thing I absolutely love is my DVR, it allows me to space through commercials and watch shows when I want to.  There’s a great book the Four-hour work week, which gives you tons of tips on how to streamline and in some cases outsource your life.

Then of course take the time you’ve found and use if for one of the ideas above and have a happy day my friends.  ~ Rev Kane

OTHER ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE…

Happiness and Simplicity

Happiness and the words of Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness, the minimalist mind, and hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Happiness and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Happiness and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

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Check your blood pressure

We often busy ourselves in order to forget the poignant and ephemeral nature of our lives. ~ Rev Kane

High Blood Pressure

In some ways, blood pressure is the bane of my existence.  I suffer from hypertension and have been on medication now for over 20 years to deal with the condition.  It’s a genetic thing for me, my blood pressure is worse now that I’m 190 pounds and in good physical condition than it was when I was a 250 pound couch potato.  High blood pressure is a serious condition, they call it the silent killer because very often people have no idea that they have high blood pressure and the condition can lead to heart attacks or strokes.  If you have anything else going on, diabetes, high cholesterol or being overweight it magnifies the risks of those conditions.  I check a couple of those boxes as well, so it’s a serious deal for me.  I’m working on the other boxes, I’ve lost 16 pounds this year, my blood sugar is getting back under control and I eat better, exercise regularly and try to do things to reduce stress.

High Blood Pressure can run in your family

My blood pressure issues are primarily genetic and there is an unfortunate family history on this front.  You see my maternal grandfather passed away at 49 when I was 5 years old from acute hypertension.  Excessive high blood pressure caused brain damage and likely a stroke.  Almost everyone in my family is and has been on blood pressure medication for most of their adult lives.  But happily, due to modern medicines, we have all passed our 50th birthdays without suffering the same fate.  It’s funny, one of the things I think about, if the apocalypse ever occurs, while people will be looting pharmacies for pain killers and antibiotics, I’ll need to loot for my blood pressure medication.

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Defiant and having fun til the end

A health scare

Recently my blood pressure had been increasing because my medication was no longer working for me the way it should.  I went in for an elective procedure and my blood pressure spiked and I ended up getting cancelled out of the surgery.  Then they sent me to a cardiologist to get cleared for surgery.  He ended up getting me some new meds that have gotten my blood pressure back in line.  He also ordered an Echocardiagram and thats when a giant rollercoaster of an afternoon happened that I wrote about in last weeks blog post that at one point looked like it might lead to open heart surgery, happily that wasn’t the case, but it illustrates why it’s important to keep these things in line.

Living a full and normal life

The thing is, given the medications available, you can lead a completely normal life with high blood pressure.  As you know if you read this blog regularly I workout, I travel (Petra, Havasupai Falls) extensively and go on adventures (Mt. Everest, photographing Polar Bears in Canada) and even hiked a 1000 miles on the Appalachian Trail.  I also write poetry as a way to relax.  So there really are no limits to what you can do.

Take Care of Yourself

For most people blood pressure can very much be controlled and it comes down to some of the very basic things you might imagine.

  • Keep your weight under control
  • Exercise
  • Watch your salt intake
  • Don’t smoke
  • Drink in moderation
  • Keep normal Vitamin D levels (another way hiking can help

Of course the big thing is to regularly check your blood pressure so that you know where it is, there are lots of charts that can show you what normal levels are for blood pressure.  So take care of yourselves my friend and you’ll have many happy days. ~ Rev Kane

 

 

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Happiness is Poetry: Edgar Allan Poe

Happiness is Poetry: Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

Sometimes I’m terrified of my own heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants.  The way it stops and starts. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

I have always loved Edgar Allan Poe’s stories.  The Cask of Amontillado had an incredible impact on me the first time I read it.  I didn’t come to Poe’s poetry til much later, you see he likes to rhyme and I have an innate dislike for rhyming poetry.  But I was far too quick to judge Poe, the more I read of his work, the more I have come to like it.  He paints amazing pictures and creates a mood that I truly envy as a writer.  Below are a few of his pieces, enjoy and have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

Annabel Lee       (1849)

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;–
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
She was a child and I was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love–
I and my Annabel Lee–
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud by night
Chilling my Annabel Lee;
So that her high-born kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
Went envying her and me:–
Yes! that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of a cloud, chilling
And killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we–
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in Heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee:–

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride,
In her sepulchre there by the sea–
In her tomb by the side of the sea.

 

The Sleeper     (1831)

At midnight, in the month of June,
I stand beneath the mystic moon.
An opiate vapor, dewy, dim,
Exhales from out her golden rim,
And, softly dripping, drop by drop,
Upon the quiet mountain top,
Steals drowsily and musically
Into the universal valley.
The rosemary nods upon the grave;
The lily lolls upon the wave;
Wrapping the fog about its breast,
The ruin molders into rest;
Looking like Lethe, see! the lake
A conscious slumber seems to take,
And would not, for the world, awake.
All Beauty sleeps!- and lo! where lies
Irene, with her Destinies!

O, lady bright! can it be right-
This window open to the night?
The wanton airs, from the tree-top,
Laughingly through the lattice drop-
The bodiless airs, a wizard rout,
Flit through thy chamber in and out,
And wave the curtain canopy
So fitfully- so fearfully-
Above the closed and fringed lid
‘Neath which thy slumb’ring soul lies hid,
That, o’er the floor and down the wall,
Like ghosts the shadows rise and fall!
Oh, lady dear, hast thou no fear?
Why and what art thou dreaming here?
Sure thou art come O’er far-off seas,
A wonder to these garden trees!
Strange is thy pallor! strange thy dress,
Strange, above all, thy length of tress,
And this all solemn silentness!

The lady sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
Which is enduring, so be deep!
Heaven have her in its sacred keep!
This chamber changed for one more holy,
This bed for one more melancholy,
I pray to God that she may lie
For ever with unopened eye,
While the pale sheeted ghosts go by!

My love, she sleeps! Oh, may her sleep
As it is lasting, so be deep!
Soft may the worms about her creep!
Far in the forest, dim and old,
For her may some tall vault unfold-
Some vault that oft has flung its black
And winged panels fluttering back,
Triumphant, o’er the crested palls,
Of her grand family funerals-

Some sepulchre, remote, alone,
Against whose portal she hath thrown,
In childhood, many an idle stone-
Some tomb from out whose sounding door
She ne’er shall force an echo more,
Thrilling to think, poor child of sin!
It was the dead who groaned within.

 

A Dream within A Dream     (1850)

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

 

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Living not just existing

Living not just existing

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At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~ Lao Tzu

 

We focus here at the Ministry of Happiness on how to live a happier life.  Recently, while talking with a friend we started talking about a person we know who lives a less than wonderful life.   The crux of it seems to be that this person is no longer living, they are just existing.  As far as I understand life it is a one-way, one-time trip and from my perspective that means we should get everything we can out of this experience.

I get why this doesn’t happen for so many people, thinking about the nature of life and death can be terrifying.  We get distracted with the day-to-day necessities of life, work, family, bills, and groceries.  It’s easy to focus on this day-to-day until years have passed by.  We constantly realize again and again that we haven’t talked to old friends for years, that our dreams haven’t been realized and that our bucket lists aren’t getting any shorter.

THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN!  It is our choice my friends, our task and responsibility, our duty to ourselves to sit down and right this wrong.  It is one of the most important ways in which we can make ourselves happy, a responsibility we owe to ourselves.  This is one of the best ways to make ourselves happy, and if we are happy then those around us are happy as well.  So give it a shot my friends, give someone a call, check off a bucket list item or make plans to do so.  Go full on cliché and actually stop and go smell some roses, live my friends and make it a happy day ~ Rev Kane

Other Posts You Might Enjoy!

Happiness and the Benefits of Gratitude

Fear is Killing Your Happiness

Happiness is a Choice

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National Poetry Month: A Eulogy to Amuse the Penguins

National Poetry Month: A Eulogy to Amuse the Penguins

happiness familyAge is just a number.  Life and aging are the best gifts we could ever have.      ~ Cicely Tyson

So given it’s national poetry month I thought I would drop one of my poems.  It’s about my grandfather, in his later years he lived near the convent my aunt lives at and took care of their gardens.  He spent a lot of times with the nuns and they knew him very well.  I’ve also included some links below to the work of some of my favorite poets.  So enjoy my friends and I hope you are having a happy day.  ~ Rev Kane

 

A Eulogy to amuse the penguins                     2006

People don’t want the truth
particularly not when death is at hand
they don’t want to know a life
can’t stand to see the warts
they want disneyanna
where at the end of the day we gather
and have a parade down main street America

My grandfather was a man
a hard man
a cold man
but he mellowed with age
hard jagged lines on his face
fading soft with his laughter
eyes lit as he talked about back in the day

He died in 2000 and I was asked to do the eulogy
wanting to speak his life warts and all
but my sister ratted me out
ratted me out to my aunt the nun
I suffered through the speeches
sister, aunt, father oh my
to my shame I acquiesced

But I was on the hook my friends
had to stand up in front
relatives, family, friends, nuns
So I chose to pick a slice
grab a day in the life
and this is the one I chose

My grandfather loved tomatoes and roses
and in the neighborhood was a challenged boy
a boy of 32 with a dad in his 50’s
the boy had trampled grandpa’s plants and he was pissed
he had the opportunity to see the boy’s father
never given to silence, he spoke
of course grandpa spoke with his fists
like an 87 yr old warrior from the WWF
he came off the top step with a right cross
Grandpa went to scrappin in the street
he lost, hitting his head on the curb

I found my way to the hospital the next day
and asked him what happened
he said that guy had a roll of nickels in his hand
yeah grandpa, he was waitin for you
then he grew stone faced and paused
looking at me seriously, he said
I hit that guy in the gut with everything I had
and he didn’t go down, I might be getting old
and I laughed at the coolest thing I’ve ever heard
that day,
my 87 year old grandfather
just started to consider that he might be getting old.

People in the church smiled,
but the penguins rolled in the aisles,
because they knew him best

 

Other poetry posts

Charles Bukowski

Warsan Shire

Doug Draime

Leonard Cohen

Rumi

Pablo Neruda

 

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Things to give up to become happy

Things to give up to become happy

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A great post shared via a friend on Facebook today, 15 Things you should give up to be happy, enjoy ~ Rev Kane

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Life is a roller coaster, hang on and enjoy the ride

Life is a roller coaster, hang on and enjoy the ride

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Defiant and having fun til the end

Life is 10% what happened to you and 90% how you react to it.                             ~ Charles R. Swindoll

So it was a bit of a roller coaster of a week.  Well, actually, it all started a few weeks ago.  I’ve been having some issues with regulating my blood pressure and needed to up my medication dosage.  At the same time I was also in the process of scheduling a small elective surgery.  Well, the day of the surgery my blood pressure spiked to frightening, stroke type levels, at one point 233 over 105.  So they both cancelled me out of my surgery and then sent me to the cardiologist to get cleared before I can reschedule.

The cardiologist happily put me on some new medications that have my blood pressure back into the normal range.  He also heard a heart murmur so he scheduled an echocardiagram and a stress test.  So on Thursday, I went in to have pictures taken of my heart.  About half-way through the echocardiagram the technician got obviously twitchy and asked me if I had recently had an illness with a high fever.  I hadn’t and she continued on.

When she finished, she asked me to sit in the hall and not leave.  She then hurried off to what I assumed was my cardiologist’s office and then came back about 5 minutes later.  She sat down next to me the same way funeral directors sit next to you at the funeral home.  Hands folded in her lap, soft voice, uber serious and she said, “we’re concerned.”  We saw something on the echocardiagram, an infection of your aortic valve and you are being immediately admitted to the ER for endocarditis.  I started to get up, she stopped me and made me wait for a nurse.  Apparently she was too afraid to let me walk the 45 feet to the admitting desk.  The nurse, who was somewhat confused asked me how I felt (great) any chest pains (no) any shortness of breath (no).  Then I asked if I could run out to my car to get my phone charger and he said yes, although it turned out to not be in my car.

So I was admitted, injected, inspected and detected including taking a good deal of blood.  I was hooked into the monitors like a cyborg and left in the ER to envision the idea that in the next 24 hours I was likely about to have open heart surgery.  I have to admit, the thing I was most upset about was the idea that heart surgery might screw up my plans to soon be unemployed and move to Mexico.  After a small 2 minute freak-out, I hit the point of acceptance and relaxed. At least I was wearing cool socks although I forgot to take a picture of them in the ER.

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My alien socks

The cardiologist came in an explained that I likely had a severe bacteriological infection on my aortic valve that would destroy the valve and that they needed to immediately do an internal ultrasound of my heart by doing a procedure that feeds the emitter down your esophagus.  Unfortunately, being a small rural hospital they don’t have the equipment here so I would need to be transported two hours away to another hospital.  So that process started and I have to say the ER doctor and nurses in the ER were absolutely fantastic.

Eventually I heard the nurse talking to the ER doctor, my blood work was back and I over-heard, wow, these look great.  Then a quick discussion about how I looked good, was alert and joking around.  Eventually the ER doctor came and talked to me, if I had a massive infection on my heart valve my white blood cell count would be through the roof.  It was below normal, so there was no infection.  From there, everything started spiraling down to less excited levels.  The fact that I had an echocardiagram 35 yeas ago that showed an abnormality was probably the cause of the issue.  To be safe, I’m still going to have the trans-esophageal procedure in a couple of weeks to check everything out.  Of course my cardiologists is still scared.  His office calls me each day to see if I’m alive and how I’m feeling.  Of course, I have never felt bad.  So almost certainly I’m fine, just a congenital valve defect that I’ve been dealing with for over half a century.

But it will be good to know for certain, get my stress test done and then have my elective surgery rescheduled and done.  So hopefully, my move to Mexico, is still on full steam ahead and I’m looking forward to happy days south of the border. The quote I used tonight is really pertinent, Thursday could have been a truly awful day.  I could have gotten angry about the unfairness of it all, and even angry when it turned out not to be an emergency and upset that I’d been hospitalized.  But that would have accomplished nothing.  One thing that writing this blog over the last 8 years has really taught me is it’s not what happens, but how you deal with it.  So I try to always deal with things positively, it’s not always easy, but it’s always a good choice.

As always I hope you have a happy day as well my friends. Oh, and get your blood pressure checked, they don’t call it the silent killer for nothing. ~ Rev Kane

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Happiness, Patience & Karma

Happiness, Patience & Karma

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The wheel

Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results. ~ Sakyong Mipham

I believe in Karma!  I don’t care how you look at it either, you can consider Karma acts of ethereal heavenly justice, the universe’s way of balancing itself, or even just the fact that people’s acts create actions that eventually reflect back on them the way a ripple in the pond reflects off the shore and returns.  Regardless of how or why, I believe the Wheel of Karma turns and good acts bring about good things in life.  It is one of the reasons I love the TV show My Name is Earl, in a good natured and nutty way it made this point episode after episode.

Unfortunately though, unlike in a TV show, the one thing most of us really dislike about Karma is its normal lack of speed.  As people, and I’m as guilty as the next, we lack patience, we want John Lennon’s Instant Karma.  (Ok admit it, your singing in your head right now, instant karma’s gonna get you.)  This is why patience is so important, when bad acts occur and particularly when people are consciously unkind to us or the ones we love, we want justice.  Although sometimes the speed of Karmic justice is occasionally fast, typically we have to wait many years, sometimes decades to see the Karma Wheel fully turn.

I truly believe that the way you deal with this, the peace  you practice, plays heavily into your own level of happiness.  Being patient means in some sense that you are letting go of the negative feelings, the stress and energy.  You are taking faith in the idea that things will work out and they usually do.  Being able to do that, letting the wheel turn, will make you a happier person and keep you from personally acting in ways that will create your own negative Karma.

So my friends, take a breath, breathing is always the starting point, relax, you don’t have to forget, but let the wheel work it’s course.  I know it’s hard, you feel cheated, that bad people get away with bad things, but they don’t, not forever.  So have a happy day my friends and let the wheel turn.  ~ Rev Kane

Other Posts You Might Enjoy!

Happiness and the Benefits of Gratitude

Fear is Killing Your Happiness

Happiness is a Choice

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