Happiness Advice at Divinitree Santa Cruz

Yoga frees you
from the drama,
the tragedy, the saga
your mind creates and allows you to
experience your True Joyful Self
-Book 1 Verses. 2 & 3 of the Yoga Sutras, Alberto Villoldo author of Yoga Power and Spirit

“At times I have felt defeated by life.

All I ever wanted was to be peaceful, happy, and free. I went about attaining it by deconstructing myself and my life and seeking spirituality to bring about peace and happiness. With spirituality figured out and practiced daily I waited for the immediate result that failed to appear. It wasn’t until some years later that I realized I was attempting to cheat the system. I was trying to become enlightened to see the light. Unfortunately that’s not how life works, you cannot get the answers to life’s challenges in advance. The act of waiting for happiness to be happy, or “happiness procrastination” as I refer to it, can be paralyzing. If we have a prerequisite of a certain condition taking place to facilitate happiness then we’ll always be waiting as opposed to being happy in the moment. If we fool ourselves into believing that we have to understand the reasons why we’re unhappy, the result will be getting stuck in that state of unhappiness. Instead focus on forgiving the past without over intellectualizing it and bypass your way into the present.”

NUMBER 1 ADVICE ON LIVING A HAPPIER LIFE?

Be Present. Live from the heart of compassion. The Alchemy of Love.

OM WITH PADMA MUDRA

Bring your hands to prayer. Keep the heels of your hands together along with the thumbs and little fingers; blossom open the three middle fingers of each hand. Lotus (Padma) Mudra invokes a feeling of expansiveness and love in the heart. Repeat three times.

THE AWAKENING BY RUMI – READ IN SAVANNA

In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love

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