I wanted to share an entry from my journal with you. I was pondering what make me happiest and basically there are three things. This is what they are.
BEING IN NATURE
I am most happy when I'm in nature. At the moment, nature is the most honest and real thing to me. I don't mind being around people but sometimes I pick up energy from others and I don't always know how to let it go. Or i feel like I'm being silently judged for whatever reason. I don't feel that with nature. I can just be me and it's alright. There are no unnecessary judgments in the forest. Just pure isness.
The second thing that makes me most happy is being creative. THIS is what i live for. The act of creating is balancing, centering and whole. It's my meditation. When i'm creating, all of the energies (human and otherwise) converge into the timeless now. Nothing else matters. What comes out of it can either be appreciated or not. This doesn't matter either because I love what I do and I put that love into what I do. It's the only way I know how to operate when it comes to creating. The high I get off of it is intoxicating.
LIVING LIFE SIMPLY
The third thing is living life simply. This is the best way I can think of to be. It's also what keeps me clear on what I really want from life. To really know what makes me happiest. I've never needed anything fancy like a big house or an expensive car or stocks or sparkling jewelry. It's all pretty but I'm just not into any of that. I'm perfectly happy sweet music, a candle and a stick of aromatic incense. A great cup of tea is heaven. A plate of yummy Indian food knocks it out of the ball park for me. Listening to birds, smelling the forest, a great conversation with a friend, walking barefoot, wrapping a cheerful scarf around my neck, all of these are some of what I love. Even just thinking about the things I love makes me smile because it's enough. It can all be very simple if we let it be.
So what makes you happiest? What really turns your crank? It's totally worth it to take the time to find out if you don't know yet. And if you do know what it is that makes you happy, just do that. It only makes sense, right?
Take care everyone!