Why I always sign up for happiness and joy
“Future historians might conclude that our age suffered from a pathological need to repetitively seek out reasons for how bad life is.”—Rob Brezsny
NPR’s Ira Flatow produces “Science Friday.” I’m offering “Science Monday” with three scientific reasons to choose happiness this week.
1. Your brain, still running ancient “Eat lunch. Don’t be lunch” programming is not hard-wired for fight or flight. Two-thirds of its neurons, in fact, are malleable and CAN. BE. CHANGED. You man the dials and can train those pesky neurons to seek out joy.
2. The new science of epigenetics is proving that even genes are not set in concrete. How they unravel depends on their environment.
3. By taking time to register within your mind that at this moment “I have all I need,” at this moment “Everything’s actually going okay,” you can rewire your brain.
By actively stopping for a moment and registering moments of “Life right now is going okay,” we can literally re-sculpt our neurological structure.
We wouldn’t walk into a wedding or a funeral and not sign the guest book. Why do we fail to register for all those countless moments when life really is just fine the way it is?
Once you actively start noticing those moments, you’ll find the years will take care of themselves.
And speaking of taking care, I’ve been told I’m somewhat remiss in the “marketing side” of my career. As I told the producer of the Google hangout I’m participating in today, I mostly see my “business” as spreading love around. If you’re interested in jumping on the love train, here are a few upcoming opportunities:
If you’re free this afternoon at 4:00 EST, I’ll be doing a google hangout. I think this is the link:
On January 24, I’m giving a workshop in Phoenix. Get the skinny here:
March 6 to 10, Jewels Johnson, the fabulous creator of Law of Attraction Radio, is hosting a cruise to Mexico that departs from Long Beach, California. I’ll be giving a workshop along with Richard Harper, Constance Arnold and a bunch of other LOA experts. Here’s the link:
April 8, I’ll be in Reno at the Center for Spiritual Living.
April 24-27, I’ll be speaking at the Butterfly Retreat in Jordan, Ontario. Get details here:
June 10-12, I’ll be back for a weekend workshop at Omega. Last time I was there we started the full-moon dancing event.
It would be so great to meet some of you at any or all of the above events. My intention stands that I hope to someday hug every person on the planet.
Signing off from Lawrence, Kansas
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and its equally-scintillating sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.