“My happy place where love grows from within.” ― Clarissa Carmack
The cool breeze hitting my face, the sound of the waves crashing at the shoreline, the serenity of watching the waves go up and down, the sun setting along the coastline.
Who can relate to their happy place? Do you have a happy place, that once you get there your mind clears and you feel at peace?
I definitely do. Whenever I am feeling like the world is against me or their is so much weight on my shoulders, I take a drive to my Happy Place. I find the one perfect spot on the beach, sit down and I just take in the beauty of nature. I mostly do this when my anxiety is at its peak. I need to disconnect from reality and slow my thoughts down to help me ground myself.
We all have ground methods that we don't even know that we use. Some people breath in and out, others close their eyes and visualize a happy moment, others will write and talk about their feelings at that very moment. Whatever helps us find that "Happy Place."
What we forget is that the "Happy Place" is within us. It's the fire that burns inside of us that we tend to forget exists when things around us don't go as planned. We sometimes use people, things, money, etc., as things that make us happy. In actuality, those things don't make us happy. They shouldn't have the power over your happiness. I should know. I used to think that people being in my life is what made me happy. Their presence, their attention, their love, all those things would bring out the happiness in me. The truth is that once the person was gone, I felt emptiness, that at one point these people occupied in my mind and heart. Little did I know that wasn't the case at all. I remember one of those moments when someone that I deeply cared about walked away. I felt like the world had ended. The pain was as if someone had placed a 2 ton weight on my chest and I couldn't breathe. At that moment I knew that I needed to get out of this mental space. I took a drive down to my favorite spot and I just sat there for hours. I mean hours. The sun set, the ocean breeze hit my face gently, the sound of the waves crashing onto the shoreline, I remember feeling that weight slowly being lifted from my chest. Now it didn't cure me right away, but it helped ground me and to realize that I am the only one responsible for my happiness and how I obtain it.
We should all take a step back and look at ourselves and see how amazingly well put we are. Happiness should always be our priority as we are the ones that are responsible for it. Remember to find that fire within yourself and see your happiness is buried under there.
I know this is a short blog but I was feeling it. Please remember to love yourself, love yourself first, it's up to you. ~~~Janet~~~