The people we love the most are the ones we are generally highly motivated to help. If they can live better lives thanks to us, and if it is in our power to make a reality of that, then we will do whatever it takes to bring it about. If we have sufficient financial means to improve their lives, we will do so. If we have more information about health issues that will make a difference in the quality of their lives, for example, we will share that with them. If we can ease a burden by taking on some of their daily chores, we will do so. If we can lend a empathic ear when they are suffering, we will gladly do so. Clearly, none of us has any difficulty in grasping what we are willing to do to improve the lot of our loved ones.
Nevertheless, amazingly, many are not aware of the simple fact that the happier you yourself are, the more you can improve the lives of others. Brian Tracy wrote: The kindest thing you can do for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person. And in order for you to be happy, the best road to follow is that of loving the self. This requires learning how to be aware in order to catch thoughts and feelings that create unhappiness and dis-ease, and it also requires being willing to take on the responsibility for the self in all senses of the word. If I don't make myself responsible for how I feel, for example, no matter what the circumstances, obviously I won't be taking good care of myself, I won't be loving myself, and ultimately, I certainly won't be happy.
I've penned numerous articles on this and related topics, most of them are available on my website on the Articles Page:
- Claiming Responsibility for the Self
- Consciousness is a Full-time Job
- Does Happiness Continue to Elude You?
- Do You Dance?
- Do You Vibrate to a Tune That Serves You Well?
- Enthusiasm & Feeling Blah Can't Live in the Same Place!
- Happiness: Has it Become a Science or is it a Question of Luck?
- Keeping Your Energy High
- Looking in All the Right Places
- and many, many more
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