Issue 17, August 10,
2009 — Guy
Finley, The Secret of Effortless Happiness
In this issue:FEATURE: Summer McStravick, Creative Flowdreaming — Conductivity and ResistanceTalha Tashfeen Qayyum, Unemployment is an Opportunity of a Lifetime Guy Finley, The Secret of Effortless Happiness Paula Eder, 3 Questions Sharon Elaine, Affirmations for Grief Jason Croxford, Weight Loss Motivation Mark Bowser, How to Deal with Difficult Customers Wider Screenings, Johnny Depp, Public Enemy # 1EventsReviewsEarlier issues
you ever noticed just how unhappy you can get over the fact you are not
happy? Unexamined, this behavior seems to make sense. But a closer look
at it will reveal that being unhappy over being unhappy is like
throwing gasoline on a fire to put it out. You get lots of fire and
smoke -- even a strange excitement -- but in the end all you are left
with is ashes. This is why you must understand this next amazing fact.
You can make yourself miserable but you can't make yourself happy.
shouldn't be too much of a surprise as we begin to learn that we have
been unconscious conspirators in our own unhappy lives. Even if it
wasn't being pointed out, most of us can admit that at times we do make
ourselves miserable. But there is nothing good about feeling bad.
There is never a justification for tolerating self-misery because what
is self-induced can be self-reduced and ultimately eliminated if you
are willing to understand the underlying causes. This is why we must
look at why it is impossible to make ourselves happy if we ever want to
come upon authentic happiness.
Outside of drugs and alcohol,
which are obviously not the way to happiness, whenever you want to make
yourself happy, you must put forth an effort of some kind. Effort
implies the application of force in a specific direction. We can see
that this is good and necessary in following preconceived plans for
construction projects, business concerns or cooking, for example. You
can also make an effort to imagine or visualize new shapes and ideas to
help in the creative process. But when it comes to being happy, any
effort is the wrong one. Let's see if this is true. If it is, then we
are on the verge of an even higher discovery: Real happiness is
effortless. Let's find out more about this new possibility.
we described, where there is an effort, there is, whether known or not,
always a plan. All plans by definition are to build something; in this
instance your plans are to build happiness. With this preconceived
plan, this picture of happiness firmly fixed in your mind, you meet
each of life's events looking for your picture instead of experiencing
what life has brought to you. This painful and stress-producing process
of comparison goes on unknowingly and it ruins everything it touches.
Life becomes a series of disappointments instead of a series of happy
adventures. Please ponder this next point. You could never be unhappy
with anything you found in this life if you didn't already have it
fixed in your mind what you were looking for.
Hopefully, we can
learn from this that our ideas about happiness are more often than not
the very root of our unhappiness. The point here is that happiness
cannot be made. It is not the result of anything. Happiness comes to
those who understand that you can't seek it any more than you seek the
air you breathe. It is a part of life to be found within living. The
excitement of anticipation is not happiness, any more than smelling
freshly-baked bread nourishes a hungry body. All pursuit of happiness
is based upon the false assumption that happiness can be possessed. It
cannot. Happiness is the natural expression of a stress-free life, just
as sunlight naturally warms the earth after dark clouds disappear. ###
(Excerpted from The Secret of Letting Go, Llewellyn Publications)
Upcoming radio interviews featuring author Guy Finley.
August 22nd, 1-2 am Eastern Time, Guy will return for another of
many interviews on the “Jordan Rich Show” out of WBZ 1030 AM, Boston.
This popular program features lots of "open line" conversations with
listeners from all over the country and Canada. Listeners may also hear
the interview on http://www.wbz.com/.
Guy and veteran host, Jordan Rich, will talk about a variety of inner
life topics from Guy’s new album, “Being Fearless and Free.”
September 1st, 10-11 am Pacific Time, internationally acclaimed radio
host, Dr. Pat Baccili and Guy will talk about the empowering ideas in
“Being Fearless and Free” on “The Dr. Pat Show” 1150 AM, KKNW out of
Seattle, Washington. “The Dr. Pat Show” helps individuals
break through their limiting “Crust “so they can reach their
unlimited potential. The interview may also be heard
live on http://www.thedrpatshow.com/ where it will also be archived.
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