Why Do We Feel Happiness?
Although many for us strive for happiness in our daily lives to think of it as only a goal is I feel missing the true power of this very important emotion.
In order to understand what I mean by this let me suggest a short exercise. For a moment think of a place that you would like to visit that you have never experienced before. Now imagine yourself in this place. As you do this notice how you begin to feel inside.
If this is truly a desirable destination for you then you are most likely feeling more happy as you see yourself there. Although one may take the feelings of happiness that emerge as one does such an exercise for granted they do in fact have a purpose in being there. Can you think of what that purpose might be?
Well after some reflection I think you will appreciate that the feelings of happiness, that you experienced as a result of this exercise, were trying to "communicate" to you that this was "good for you" or "right for you". In other words there is an intelligence inside you that is commenting, at every moment, about the choices you are making for yourself.
Now most of us are in the habit of consulting our minds about the usefulness of our choices. In other words we expend a great deal of energy trying to "figure out" what is good for us and what is not. Often such an analysis excludes a consideration of feelings of happiness altogether as such feelings are ironically considered unreliable and therefore not to be trusted.
Such an intellectual exercise not only takes effort but one is also often left with a lingering sense of uncertainty about the final choice. The feeling of happiness on the other hand emerges clearly and spontaneously without one having to do any work other than just imagining what one wants for one's self.
You might have also noticed that the feeling itself was most intensely felt somewhere other than in the mind or brain. Most feel it most powerfully in the region of the heart.
So what I am suggesting here is that we have an inner intelligence that we can listen to to guide us on our journey to a more happy life. That inner intelligence communicates to you in the language of happy feelings.
Nick Arrizza M.D. is an Energy Psychiatrist, Researcher, Speaker, Developer of the powerful Mind Resonance Process(TM) and Author of "Esteem for the Self: A Manual for Personal Transformation" (available in e-book format at www.telecoaching4u.com/ebook.htm">http://www.telecoaching4u.com/ebook.htm). He holds International Telecoaching and Teleconference Sessions on healing Mind, Body and Spirit.