We live in a time when information is abundant as to how to be happy. Even the US Declaration of Independence offers “unalienable right” to happiness as guaranteed by it’s government. And yet happiness can be elusive, as realized by any measure of the level of happiness in the human race. So what gives?
Happiness lies in being congruent with your soul and purpose and living your sovereignty. Yet we have been taught our soul is for matters not earthly and to fit in for keeping safe and to be normal. And therein lies the rub-claiming your right to happiness will require you to get uncomfortable, to take risks, to be true to yourself first.
Living your sovereignty-living in congruence with your deepest values- is essential for being happy in your life and your relationships and learning to do so does not come without challenges. Untangling from the pain of what is familiar is not always easy. And knowing what is wrong is not enough to make things better.
Taking on what is causing you pain or is not working in your life or relationship takes courage as well as wise guidance and support for keeping faithful to your intended changes and making different choices. Too many women settle for simply complaining about their unhappiness and blaming others for it. Or fall into the trap of embracing their fears as more powerful than the grit and the grace they come endowed with as women.
Consider yourself blessed if your life or a relationship challenges you, for at the heart of the challenge is the call for you to live more of who you truly are as a woman. Yes, it will mean you will be uncomfortable at times and you will question choices you are currently making. Yet unlike what you’ve been taught, happiness comes through how you respond to what life brings you, not the false belief you can control life or others for your happiness.
Happiness is your birthright and what your heart and soul desire for you. And, realizing happiness will require you re-tool your beliefs and learn to receive the wisdom and strength already within you. It’s not easy at times, yet as I remind my those I work with, learning to flex the muscles of their soul and grace as a woman is well worth a bit of discomfort for realizing more happiness and purpose in their life.