We will hear and say ‘Happy New Year’ so often at this time of year – but rarely do we think about what it really means to us, and the people to whom we say it.
We are all unique individuals with our own unique needs and desires; and most of us are united in our quest for the same thing – to feel happy. We are all striving for this state of ‘happiness’; and yet many people are looking in the wrong place for it – and settling for a temporary mood-enhancer in the form of alcohol, drugs, a new relationship, or new possessions.
Magazines are now full of ‘New Year New You’ advice from so-called experts – most of which is just plain common sense! No one else is the expert on you! Only you know – or are trying to pin-down – what brings you personal happiness. One person’s happiness is another person’s burden.
If you now think about what actually brings people happiness it might range from finding shelter and food; to having a make-over/fake-tan/fake-nails etc., buying new ‘toys/gadgets’, right through to showing love, care and compassion to others. As broad a spectrum as is seen in general society. visit:-happynewyear2022status.com
Happiness for you will depend upon your own level of personal and spiritual awareness, and your ability to create happiness as a state of mind which you can return to at will – despite life’s relentless disappointments and challenges.
It is not enough to simply ‘think’ or ‘imagine’ yourself as being happy – you can’t fool yourself that easily!
What most of us don’t realise is that we have two mind-sets about everything in our life, and these two minds can be at odds with one another. This conflict can include the levels of happiness we are ‘allowed’ to experience.
Our conscious/rational/observing mind can desire and seek greater happiness; but if our sub-conscious mind doesn’t believe that we deserve it, or that we would benefit from it – then it just isn’t going to come our way. Our outer lives are only ever a reflection of our inner and deeper sub-conscious belief system. Self-help books and talking therapies do not access or change these deeper ‘Script’ beliefs.
Being around happy, optimistic, warm and friendly people positively affects us too – as does the opposite. This is known as ‘Emotional Contagion’ – and it is worth reflecting upon what ‘mood’ or ‘energy’ we ourselves give out that in turn affects those around us.
We have neurons in our brains called Mirror Neurons which can create in us the emotion that we are witnessing outside of us. For instance if we see someone stub their toe or trap their finger, we are instinctively programmed to feel something similar. This connection goes beyond mere ’empathy’, or of recalling personal memories of similar things having happened to us in the past. We are significantly affected by being around happy events and happy people, whose emotions we then ‘mirror’ in ourselves.