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t this time of year, it seems apt to
talk about the good things in life.
It’s great to have them but more
important to enjoy them.
Pleasure represents different things to
eac h of us individually. I’m more intere sted
in the philosophy of pleasure, that is, how we
might indulge ours elve s in it without guilt.
Every day is a chance to renew
your spirit afresh, regardless
of what’s gone before, says
counsellor Dr Charmaine Saunders.
If you think you tota lly immerse yourself
in your desires, think again. How much
do you do without guilt? What limitation s
do you place on yourself? How selective are
you? For example, do you only allow safe
pleasures like gardening or sport, or are you
prepared to take risks?
One of my daily affirmations is. “My only
responsibility is to be happy.” That might
s ound pretty frivolous but my belief is that
if I focus on getting the most joy out of each
day, I will be far more tolerant of others, better
company, work more cre atively and generally
be far more giving. I also notice that routine
is really enjoyable when I’m feeling good and
oppressively stifling when I’m not.
As I’ve said often, human beings are
not good at being happy. It makes us feel
uncomfortable, fearful, a nxious – when will
things change and maybe get bad? What’s
c oming round the corner we won’t like?
Yet happiness is as simple as breathing, as
natura l as a child’s laughter. Why not give
yourself over to it?
When things are ea sy, we take them for
gra nted but is that necessarily a bad thing?
The greatest gift sometimes is to be
able to take the things and people we love
for granted. Not to the extent where it can
lead to contempt or abuse but so that we
can be comfortable with our gifts and not
doubt them. Above all, we should nurture
ou r closest rel ationships and other precious
life treasures, trusting that they are indeed
ours and with a sensitive amount of care, can
a lways be.
The type of ‘taking for granted’ that ca n
be positive is where there’s la ck of struggle ,
insecurity and uncertainty. As long as we
hold on too tightly to what we have, c hoosing
fear over serenity, we can never really know
peace and true prosperity.
It’s okay to be a little ‘hungry’ in life
because if we had everything we wanted all the
time, there’d be nothing to strive for and no
s ens e of achievement when we do succeed.
So, as with everything in life, balance is the
key. Let u s embrace our triumphs with enough
humility to learn from both successes and so-
called failures. Life is full of both. No one can
e ver e xist without some strife, disappointment
and conflict but these can only cripple us if we
allow then to define us. We are more than our
ac hievements or mistakes .
Lightness of Being
If we have set expectations a nd require
perfect outcomes, we will never be free – we
will be the victims of our own self image,
sl aves to a mbition, va nity, ego and greed.
A good rule of thumb is to live without
obses sion a nd with moderation, boring a s
that notion often is. Anything we want too
much, seek too much and give too much
energy to, will turn around and bite us,
sooner or later. Live light. Then our motives
to Be Happy
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