On the heels of yesterday’s example comes the inevitable conclusion that money does not buy happiness or money cannot buy happiness.
The truth of it is nothing buys happiness. Not money, not relationships, not things, in fact you could say that nothing *buys* happiness. Happiness cannot be bought, happiness is generated. Happiness is generated by you. Within yourself. For yourself.
And this is actually a very happy realization or should be a very happy realization, because what does that mean? That means your potential for happiness right now, is infinite. And it’s in your hands.
Isn’t that a wonderful idea? And this is not wishful thinking, “think and you will be happy” kind of happiness. This is not a “fake it till you make it” happiness.
You have the capacity to find happiness with where you are right now, with what you have in front of you, it’s simply your decision and vision to find it.
Like I said in, what was it two days ago, you can start with the smallest things, in doing the things that you love, that was the Daily Grain, and doing the things that will generate that happiness. So don’t think of it as you must *make* yourself happy, think of is as generating that, as generating the feeling of joy, generating the energy within yourself to be happy. No matter what your circumstances are at the moment.
And if you think of it that way then you’re not reaching for an external thing to *make* you happy, you are generating it, you are changing that engine inside of yourself that feels you cannot be happy, you are changing those gears to create a happy feeling, to turn your mind around and find that energy within yourself that is happiness. Because it is very true: you cannot buy it, you cannot grab it, you cannot call it to you.
Today I want you to have a bash at that. Today try to generate happiness.