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.

Until then,

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.

16 Comments on “Why I always sign up for happiness and joy

  1. my intention is to hug you too Pam Grout,I await a hug from you, thanks for the smiles and love, Janet

    • Sure. I don’t know why not? It’s the production of Debra Boulanger and I’m just answering questions, but sure, come one, come all.

  2. Way to market girl!! Proud of you for that! You are an amazing teacher-keep up the good work Hugs!

    …robyne…

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  3. Hi, Pam! 🙂
    Can I ask you when E-cubed will be translated in Bulgarian? Beause I can’t wait for it!
    I tried the experiments from E-squared- love it!
    Thanks,
    Rea.

  4. What?what?omg how did you find little old Jordan Ontario I am 45 min away I just fell over!!! Pam grout in Ontario where the famous Tim Hortons started u think I peed my pants I am so excited! Now to figure out how I can go!! Thanks Pam ☺

  5. wHAT wHAT??? Jordan Ontario??? How on earth did you find our little small town I am only 45 minutes away I cannot believe this I just about fell over!!!! You know you are coming to Tim Horton’s country hehe!! Oh now I have to figure out how to make this one! Thank you Pam I so look forward to your emails they help me so much!

    Pam 🙂

  6. You know, I’m always just tweaked when science proves spiritual thought. Isn’t that just the coolest? Thanks, Pam!

  7. Thank you! Sending LOVE to you today and always! No reply required 🙂

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  8. My intention is for you to do an event at Book Passage in Corte Madera CA. I would love to meet you.
    I was just reading Rob’s weekely horoscope and copied this comment:

    “When Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh was invited to the San Francisco Zen Center, the students asked him what they could do to improve their practice. He had entered a monastery at age sixteen, was an ordained monk, and had endured the horrors of the war in Vietnam. I imagine they expected some rigorous prescription for deepening their spiritual life.

    “Thich Nhat Han’s response: ‘You guys get up too early for one thing; you should get up a little later. And your practice is too grim. I have just two instructions for you. One is to breathe, and one is to smile.'”

    – from “True Refuge,” by Tara Brach.

    Keep breathing, smiling and writing great stuff, Pam!
    Blessings and hugs, Shoshana

  9. I appreciate your ‘catching’ what is so often missed in our daily experiences. Such as the smile from a stranger; a driver letting us turn into traffic ahead of them; Someone holding a door open for us or vice versa. The list goes on and on for these brief moments that evoke the magic we call positive vibration. I have a new ‘antenna’ now for this and don’t miss these opportunities to ride the frequency while it’s here

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