Thursday, March 15, 2012
Happiness is an Inside Job
Man, I've been really happy lately. Why? An increase in pay, a new man in my life, better job, an agent for my book or big publishing contract? No, no, no, no.
I've been expanding my horizons, and that's what's making me happy. Joining new clubs, meeting new people.
Like Lennon said folks, "Life happens when you're busy making plans." I'm sure Chris Stevens would agree.
You're not going to find happiness later on in that "future life" when you find a relationship/better career/better job/house/etc.
It really is in the NOW, man, in an Eckert Tolle-esque karmic burrito called life, so suck it up, folks.
Speaking of karmic things, I'll end on a quote from my friend Chris in Northern Exposure: "Some things are better left alone. Certain things were not meant to tamper with or possess. And that's OK. Because happiness doesn't come from Having things--right? It comes from being Part of things.
Get out there and walk your dog, plant a tree, hold the door open for someone and just laugh at the little things. Don't think about "work." Don't think about finding the love of your life.
Just enjoy the moment.