Sedona Method Blog

Subscribe to Sedona Method RSS  Go to Blog Home

Happiness Is the Truth

February 15th, 2016 by Hale Dwoskin

“Happiness Is the Truth”

These words from the Pharrell Williams song, “Happy,” can point you toward discovering the truth of who or what you are.

We live our lives as though if we could have, be, or do more, then sometime in the future we would be happy. When we live our lives based on this misconception, we obscure what is obvious. Happiness is our basic nature.

As you explore this for yourself, you will discover that when you appear to get happiness from outside yourself, it is just a trick of the mind to keep you looking away from the happiness that is already right here, right now.

You can explore this in two ways. One, simply catch yourself when you are postponing happiness “until” or, two, think of those things you believe you need to have, be, or do in order to be happy. Then follow this simple exploration. “In this moment can I allow myself to give myself the happiness I think I will get from that person, place, or thing directly?” You will discover you can give yourself unlimited happiness now.

Once you start to discover you can give yourself happiness directly, two things happen. You see that you do not need to wait to be happy, because it is just a choice right now. You also discover that it is actually easier to get whatever it is you would like from life if you allow yourself to be happy first—even before you achieve that goal.

As you dig even deeper you will start to discover the reason you can give yourself happiness is because there is no separation between you and happiness itself. You are the happiness you have been seeking from outside of yourself. You can deepen this exploration by asking yourself: “Could I allow myself to fully welcome or rest as the happiness that I am?”

Another great pointer in Pharrell’s song is: “…You feel like a room without a roof…”

When we are truly happy, we feel like there are no limits except the ones that we are imposing on ourselves. We live life from a much more vertical perspective where even the sky is not a limit. You have probably already noticed that whenever you let go, you feel a little or a lot happier. You are letting go of the barriers you have erected in your own consciousness to experiencing and living as happiness, peace, and joy.

As you explore this on your own, you’ll feel like your heart is dancing like the people in the Pharrell video.