How to Be Happy

It always seems that the Universe gives us the messages that we need, and I was amazed how everything I came across in my Twitter feed, in the quotes on my desk calendar, and in my spiritual reading of the morning - all converged to offer similar insights...

"Life is full of bumps and knocks. In the hours of trials,
which demand your keenest judgment,
if you preserve your mental equilibrium
you will attain victory."
~ Yogananda

"Those who live in tune with the attractive force of love
achieve harmony with nature and their fellow beings."
~ Yogananda

"Exude peace and goodness;
because that is the nature
of the image of God within you -
your true nature."
~ Yogananda

"You have the power to hurt yourself
or to benefit yourself...
If you do not choose to be happy
no one can make you happy.
Do not blame God for that!
And if you choose to be happy,
no one can make you unhappy...
It is we who make of life what it is."
~ Yogananda

"Whatever pain we might be in,
let's choose thoughts that nourish and support us.
We're always perfect, always beautiful,
and ever changing. We're doing the best that we can
with the understanding, knowledge, and awareness we have.
As we grow and change more, our 'best'
will only get better."
~ Louise Hay

"Sometimes being happy means
forgiving what you can,
forgetting what you must,
and seeing the beauty in all."
~ A Tweet

"The grateful heart
sits at a continuous feast."
~ Unknown

Comments

Anonymous said…
I like your blog. Thanks for putting it out there. -Heather
Olga Rasmussen said…
Thanks! It is a labor of Love! Blessings of love to you!
Doug said…
Always with a timely message...thanks Olga!
Anonymous said…
Here is quote from Paramahansa Yogananda:
"If you have given up hope of ever being happy, cheer up. Never lose hope. Your soul, being a reflection of the ever joyous Spirit, is, in essence, happiness itself." From The secrets of lasting happiness - http://www.yogananda-srf.org/tmp/spiritual.aspx?id=1223
Olga Rasmussen said…
wonderful quote - thanks for sharing! Blessings to you!

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