Monday, September 13, 2010

letting go is the hardest part

"The pursuit of happiness is the source of all unhappiness."
Do you think this is true? I am not sure. It makes sense at first, and there's no sense chasing happiness, for it usually likes to rest gently on your shoulder as you appreciate life.
But, I like to think about how to live a happy life and be mindful of what creates happiness within. I think some attitudes are happier than others and recognizing a happy characteristic is important to enjoying life. But maybe it's not necessary to be aware but simply appreciate.

Maybe I will try this approach and see what happens, but then am I thinking? and, in result, pursuing?

Letting go...

I think there's something to that.

Once you let go, there's nothing holding you back.

6 comments:

Kristin said...

I think while it might not be something you chase, it's certainly something you have to choose. You have to decide to think about things that make you happy, aka positive, let the things that suck just be, and make the most of what you're doing. I read a book, The Happiness Project, and it was interesting the ironic way she had to plan to live in the moment. Cheers!

amy anne said...

But that's just it, you are choosing/thinking about happiness and is that self-defeating? Just a random thought when I ran across the quote.

Jen said...

I think living in the present is key. Don't look back and don't worry about the future... now is the time. If that makes sense ;-)

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Michelle (michabella) said...

"Once you let go, there is nothing holding you back" LOVE that. Its so true. But SO HARD TO DO!

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Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Interesting! Love the picture. You have a cute blog!