“I’m still feeling a bit melancholy a good deal of the time. I often think I might be in a bit of a mid life crisis. Even though I have a beautiful family, I often think ‘What’s this really all about?’ Like nothing seems to do it for me anymore, where’s the joy/excitement?
The anxiety isn’t there nearly as much as it used to be (or the thoughts), but you’d think I’d be super happy all the time. Perhaps this is REALLY where meditation comes in? Very confused!”
I can tell you with noooooo doubt that if the six lifestyle elements are in place, you cannot NOT be happy. A well functioning body, high energy and living in the moment allows joy — which is really your natural state.
I’m so sure of this that I know that you are lacking in one or more of these areas.
Sleep, diet, live in the moment and organization spring to mind in your case…
I say organization because you worry and worry is not joy. And worry becomes a habit — everything does. The organization and “tidy your soul” information in Happy Guide is to take you away from worry…
And I suspect with you there are still unresolved issues with food intolerance.
Everything affects everything else. The worry means you don’t sleep well. Food intolerance can cause/contribute to anxiety and so on.
Yes — meditation is the most powerful tool to learn to live in the moment. It’s quite incredible! Keep doing it — religiously! :-)
A beautiful family and all the material things cannot make you happy on their own. Happiness is what’s left when you remove the blocks to happiness really — physical, mental and emotional blocks.
Putting the six lifestyle elements in place will remove all those blocks. See the “tidy your soul” section in the “Get Organized” chapter of Happy Guide for more details.
You can practice meditation every second of every day. Simply focus all your attention on what you’re doing. A very simple thing with profound consequences.
Hope this helps Chaeedy, I know how frustrating and confusing it all can seem. Trust the Happy Guide way and you’ll be amazed…
Michael Kinnaird is the author of Happy Guide, the result of a 20 year exploration into what works for health and happiness.
Read Chapter 1 “The Happiness Secret”
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