One day there was this little girl who carried around so much pain and sorrow from the loss of her father, and the emotional unavailability of her mother. She felt unloved, and surrounded by people that seemed to only care about themselves. She tried every day to be the perfect little girl so that someone would love her, someone would choose her, someone would give back what she gave to them. This little girl grew up into a bright young woman. She made friends wherever she went, but she never seemed to get what she was looking for: love & happiness. This girl took several courses to understand why she did not have what she truly desired.
One day she ran into an old friend and saw how happy her friend was and asked her: “You seem very happy. What have you done that you are so happy?” At the suggestion of her friend, she went to visit a wise sage. This young woman told the sage that she wanted to be happy and to feel love. The wise sage said: “Ah, I see. That is simple. Be happy and live from a place of love.”
The young woman said in frustration: “I know this wise sage, but I am not happy and I do not feel loved!” The wise sage told the young woman that if she wanted to truly be happy to come back the next day. The young woman came the next day.
The wise sage asked her: “Are you happy?”
The young woman responded: “No, I’m frustrated that no one seems to understand how unhappy I am and won’t give me what I need to feel loved.”
The wise sage said: “Ah, when did you choose to feel this way?”
Confused, the young woman responded with: “I didn’t.”
The wise sage then said: “Ah, I see. We are done for today. Please come back tomorrow if you want to be happy and feel love.”
This line of questioning went on for several weeks until one day the young woman responded: “I chose to feel this way when my dad died and my mother disconnected from me emotionally.”
The wise sage said: “Good. When is now a good time to choose to be happy and feel loved?”
The young woman said: “Now!”
The sage said: ” Good. Can you choose to be happy and to feel love, now?”
The young woman said: “Yes.”
The sage said: “Good. Between now and when you come back tomorrow, I want you to choose to be happy in a moment when you see that you’re feeling a negative emotion. Tomorrow I would like you to share your experience with me.”
The next day the young woman found a moment and chose to be happy in the mists of negative emotions. She shared with the wise sage and for several more months they practiced being happy and living from a place of love.
After many many months, the young woman was able to remain conscious of her emotions and learned how to BE happy and live from a place of love with much daily practice and fine tuning.
Now it is your turn: What did you take away from this message today? Did you like this post? Please share in the comments below.
With Love – Brandy