Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full.

“Ever since happiness heard your name it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” –Hafiz

Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a Course in Miracles groupie. Today, in my lesson, I read this beautiful sentiment:

“His gifts are sure, eternal, changeless, limitless, forever giving out, extending love and adding to your never-ending joy.”

That’s a pretty big claim. And so far removed from what most of us believe.

To get it, to really believe that you’re meant to be happy is the first step to enlightenment. Any other choice (and make no mistake, it is a choice) is a fool’s errand.

The going paradigm for now is more along the lines of “life sucks and then you die.”

Because we believe this as an inescapable truth, we expect that, we look for that and we create that reality. We can just as easily create a reality that says, “I can be joyful and peaceful every moment of the day.”

One of my intentions, in fact, is unceasing joy. I look for that reality day after day. Most people think I’m a ridiculous dreamer, an irresponsible gadfly.

“It’s impossible to always be happy,” they insist as they press their hand to my forehead checking for fever.

My response? I’m sorry you feel that way and I’m glad my intention is to see only peace, joy, love and beauty. That’s the only direction I choose to point my lens.

We get whatever we look for—100 percent of the time. I would argue it’s irresponsible to look for anything less than unceasing joy.

You always have the choice. You can continue to believe in the world as is appears now or you can believe in a new vision. You can settle for “what is” or you can create something new. You can continue to interfere with Truth or you can step aside and let your natural joy rush in. It’s a simple matter of deciding where to shine your spotlight.

I will close with one of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles.

I am responsible for what I see.

I choose the feelings I would experience, and I decide

upon the goal I would achieve.

And everything that seems to happen to me

I ask for, and receive as I have asked.

10 Comments on “Life doesn’t suck, shit doesn’t happen and the glass is 100 percent full.

  1. This is SO true. Happiness IS a choice. Sometimes, things get in the way of your happiness, but in the end, it is how you react to those things that matter. Because nothing can MAKE you anything: sad, mad, excited, etc. Only YOU. Thanks for the reminder! And have a Happy Happy Tuesday!

  2. So many people ask, “Is your cup half full or half empty?” I have often asked myself why can’t it be full to the very top? Lets shoot for the stars!

  3. Thank you for sharing this energy and light with us, dear Pam. I so appreciate taking it in and recognizing its truth and its good grace. You are such a light-bearer in this world and how blessed am I to be your friend…well, laugh… we reached for it and boom, there it is. Happy Day Dear You ,,, may your mirrors smile back to you too! xoxox

  4. I love the perspective you put forth here. That unending joy is our birth right. And that we do create our reality. So many people still don’t get this, and live a life of reactivity. Thank you for your book E Squared! Just finished the first experiment and received a wonderful gift today of a 2 hr. healing session with an amazing healer. He literally wrote to me and said that he wanted to give me a gift of a 2 hr. session.

    So glad to have discovered you through Hay House!

  5. Thanks for the reminder. I too am studying ACIM and looking for a study group here where I now live. Someone asked me if I always saw the glass half empty. I told them I saw it as half full but someone shot the damn glass full of holes so I had to continuously fill it up again and again. Growing up and 40 years of bad marriages was hard but I kept looking for positive reinforcements as in ACIM and other motivational daily doses of uplifting materials. There is joy even in the worst of things, you just have to train the eye (mind) to see it.

  6. I think everyone here should read “The Guru Papers” by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad. That is all. Goodnight.

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