You probably know the words, or at least the theme of a popular tune from Bobby McFerrin released in 1988, “Don’t Worry Be Happy.”
The phrase, “Don’t Worry be Happy,” sounds so cliché. However, I present to you this thought: “Things become cliché for a reason.” It is because an idea is so profound, that it gets passed on again and again until it becomes cliché.
If we could live in alignment with such clichés, our lives would be absolutely top-notch. Take a moment to visualize what life could be like when you choose happiness each day. Yes, I said “choose,” because the choice is ultimately up to each one of us. We have the power to choose.
Each Morning Choose Happiness
So, if you would simply decide to choose happiness each day, regardless of what’s going on around you, just imagine…
- How would you feel each day?
- How could it impact your health?
- How would you show up in the world?
- How could you light up a room every time you walk into it?
- How would you affect your loved ones and all of those people with whom you come into contact with each day?
- How would it affect your career, and your relationships?
- How could you inspire others to be happier too?
- What is the legacy that you would ultimately leave behind?
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
When contemplating the answers to all of these questions, we can see that being happy is definitely the way to go. So, why not simply choose happiness each day? I bet I can guess what you might be thinking: How naive is it to assume that one could actually be happy every day?
Let me let you in on a little secret: Happiness is our birthright and it’s our choice to claim it. So, how do we claim our happiness each and every day?
First, it begins by choosing to let go of all that does not serve us. Meditate each day and notice what emotions linger inside that do not serve you, and then let them go. All emotions are natural and serve a purpose for a time. It’s when specific feelings are held onto for an extended period, that they become toxic and can literally destroy our quality of life.
Many people come to me not even realizing that they are holding onto these things. Sometimes we hold onto them for so long that we don’t even recognize them
What The World Needs Now Is Love
Our true nature is filled with peace, love and joy. Once we uncover and release what holds us back, we are free to flourish and thrive. This is when we can think clearly, and as situations arise, we can put them into perspective, handle them, and rise above the pains and sorrow, to live victoriously with unsurpassed pleasure and joy.
One may argue that we have no right to be happy if terrible things might be going on around us. But the truth is: What the world needs more than anything else, is an uprising of people who bring more love and joy to others. And who better to do that, than those who are filled with joy themselves.
Written by Melissa Jill Clark, JKV Lifestyle and Aquatics Coor