William James, father of American psychology, said that the greatest discovery of the nineteenth century was not in the realm of physical science. The greatest discovery was the power of the subconscious touched by faith. In every human being is that limitless reservoir of power that can overcome any problem in the world.
True and lasting happiness will come into your life the day you get clear realization that you can overcome any weakness – the day you realize that your subconscious can solve your problems, heal your body and prosper you beyond your fondest dream.
You may have been happy when you became engaged to the partner of your dreams. You may have felt happy when you educated from college, when you get married, when your child was born, or when you won a great victory or a prize. You could go on and list other experiences that have made you happy. However no matter how marvelous these experiences are, they do not give you the real lasting happiness. They are transitory.
The book of proverbs gives the answer :
Whoever trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. When you trust in the Lord (the power and wisdom of your subconscious mind) to lead, guide, govern and direct all your ways, you will become poised, serene, and relaxed. As you radiate love, peace, and goodwill to all, you will really building a superstructure of happiness for all the days of your life.
YOU MUST CHOOSE HAPPINESS :
Happiness is a state of mind. There is a phrase in the Bible that says, Choose ye this day whom ye will serve. You have the freedom to choose happiness. This may seem extraordinarily simple, and it is. Perhaps this is why people stumble on the way to happiness : they do not see the simplicity of the key to happiness. The great things of life are simple, dynamic, and creative. They produce well-being and happiness.
St. Paul reveals to you how you can think your way into a life of dynamic power and happiness in these words :
Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
HOW TO CHOOSE HAPPINESS
Begin now to choose happiness. This is how you do it : When you open your eyes in the morning, say to yourself,
“Divine order takes charge of my life today and every day. All things work together for good for me today. This is a new and wonderful day for me. There will never be another day like this one. I am divinely guided all day long, and what-ever I do will prosper. Divine love surrounds me, enfolds me and enwraps me, and I go forth in peace.
Whenever my attention wanders away from that which is good and constructive, I will immediately bring it back to the contemplation of that which is lovely and of good report. I am spiritual and mental magnet attracting to myself all things that bless and prosper me. I am going to be a wonderful success in all my undertakings today. I am definitely going to be happy all day long. “
Start each day in this manner; then you will be choosing happiness, and you will be a radiant joyous person.
Begin to realize that the world you live in is determined largely by what goes on in your mind. Marcus Aurelius, the great Roman philosopher and sage, said, “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” The leading philosopher of nineteenth century Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A man is what he thinks all day long.”
Make certain that you do not indulge in negative thoughts, defeatist thoughts, or unkind, depressing thoughts. Recall frequently to your mind that you can experience nothing outside your own mentality.
THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE
The happiest person is the one who constantly brings forth and practices what is best in himself or herself. Happiness and virtue complement each other. Not only are the best the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best in the art of living life successfully. God is the highest and best in you. Express more of God’s love, light, truth, and beauty, and you will become one of the happiest persons in the world today.
There is but one way to tranquility of mind and happiness; let this, therefore, be always ready at hand with thee, both when thou wakest early in the morning and all the day long, and when thou goest late to sleep, to account no external things thine own, but commit all these to God.
Yes, the happiest person is the one who brings forth the highest and the best in himself or herself. God is the highest and the best in him or her, for the kingdom of God is within.