Are you looking for happiness? Happiness results when you practice living authentically, maintain balance, and enjoy the moment. Just like learning to ride a bike, it takes some effort and practice, but not a lot. Remember the first day you actually could ride your bike? That moment was filled with of joy and happiness. Your entire life can be filled with that same magic...the moment you invite happiness into your world.
How did you learn to ride a bike? Answer: By riding a bike. Trial and error. Stops and starts until eventually you master the skill of bike riding---this is a difficult skill that once learned, is never lost.
How does one learn to live a happy life? Answer: By living. Trial and error. Experience and practice until you become a master of happiness. Once you master the skill of living, it is yours.
Happiness wants you! - invite it into your life. Successful lives are not dependent on goal-setting, financial independence, the discovery of secrets, or following a guru. Life is for living. Your life is a gift from the universe to you. This gift is waiting to be opened, activated, understood, utilized, maintained, and appreciated.
Once you take responsibility for your life, monitor and guide its course, you can avoid pain and experience all the joys of living. Like piloting your first bike, living without pain gives you the freedom to be you.
"Happiness Wants You" will reawaken the truth that you already know. You are a perfect human being, perfectly positioned to assume the creation of your destiny. But, just like learning to ride a bike, this is a do-it-yourself project. Start now. Invite happiness into your life. It's never too early - or too late.
Once you learn how to ride your new bicycle of life - point it in the right direction - stay on the path - avoid the potholes - and enjoy the journey. You can ride anywhere you desire. There is no hurry to get to the finish line.
---19 Illustrations by A.T. Olsen