Be Yourself And Be Happy, Never Stop Dreaming! – Part 1
The path to happiness has no end, it is HERE and NOW!" - Unknown
Be yourself and be happy, never stop dreaming!
Today I am going to make a more personal article, writing from my heart. I want to share with you the story behind Happy Natural Life, how it was born and why. It’s a story about life, about hope, fate, depression, about love and passion. It’s also a story about awakening and making dreams coming true. It’s my hope that this story can be an inspiration to those of you who are out seeking happiness and meaningfulness in life. It is never too late for a new beginning, and if you don’t believe in miracles you will after having read my story.
“Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope”. - Tom Head
A dog, a friend and a video changed my life.
Happy Natural Life is the start of a new beginning in my life – it’s a dream coming true. The last 1 ½ year of my life has turned my life upside down. It started with a dog; I applied for two months leave to stay at home with him when he was a little puppy. I did not get the leave – so I just quit, I did not even think it over – my dog was more important. I felt happy, said to myself that I can work from home. I was convinced that I had done the right thing, and I had, but I did not realize it until a few weeks ago.
Things did not work out as I had hoped for; I struggled to find meaning and did not know what to do. Then something unexpected happened that made me lose control over my own feelings and I ended up with a real breakdown. I was frustrated, unhappy, felt stress and the little I had of self esteem disappeared. I lost interest in everything around me and found myself in a deep depression, I experienced days when I had no wish to live. A friend almost forced me to get help and I contacted a psychologist. It was of some help but I knew that it was me and no one else that could change my life. I started to search for information on the Internet – I surfed around looking for inspiration and reading articles about self-help, but I was unable to concentrate much on anything.
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One night I ended up watching a recording of a seminar, The Power of Intention, with Dr. Wayne Dyer, an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. I watched and I cried. There and then I found the answers I had been looking for all my life – it was a miracle - I found the peace I always had been seeking. And I opened up my heart to myself. "Be yourself and be happy" became my new motto.
"An open mind and an open heart will allow the dream inside of you to become a reality." ~John Di Lemme
I was afraid I would wake up the next morning to find that I had not changed. It did not happen, something really had changed inside me – I had found the connection to my inner-self. I watched the video once more the next day, I was happy, I was relaxed, did not worry anymore, I got my energy back. I stopped seeing the psychologist, I stopped taking my medication. My life will continue to have ups and downs, but I know I can handle this now. I have learned so much, I feel stronger than ever and happy.
Quotes about love and happiness and follow your heart quotes inspired me to make the necessary changes in my life.
I wanted to learn more. I realized that most of us pass through the motions of life without ever knowing what potentialities we have. I continued to read self esteem articles, books about self help, meditation, articles and books about the Law of Attraction, and follow your heart quotes and quotes about love and happiness. I learned that I am responsible for everything in my life and I have the power to be or do anything I want…
“Change your thoughts and you change your world”. Norman Vincent Peale
It may sound strange to say that I am grateful for all that happened, but without the breakdown I would have risked missing out on my life.
All this reading had an amazing effect, I am sure no “happy-pill” ever can accomplish the same positive feelings inside you. It was time to make some necessary changes in my life. I felt that nothing could stop me from doing what I wanted in life.
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