I recently posted on Facebook that the universe does actually want you to be happy. To add to that, you are meant to be successful in life. Imagine this belief for a moment: You have a gift of 100% success and happiness. You have already opened it, and you are already experiencing it.


I know, it sounds too good to be true. And, I have been at points in my life where I did not believe this, because I was not experiencing happiness. I don’t care how long you have been doing NLP and Huna, you have moments where things seem to be going wrong. Maybe you fall flat on your face on the “road of life,” or maybe you just aren’t “feeling it.”


Feeling Happiness


Here is the deal: The universe wanting you to be happy is different from it making you happy. I hope that makes sense! (And, you know me, so let’s get more specific.)


You are given moments where you are shown things, told things, or maybe you feel things that allow you to have a glimpse of happiness. This glimpse is your life saying, “Hey! Over here! This is happiness!! Please pay attention!!” In that moment you are being shown that life actually wants you to be happy and that you have a connection to that feeling.


Maybe this comes from your child telling you that you are wonderful. Maybe a friend gives you a hug just when you need it. Or maybe it’s the way someone you care so much about looks at you, and you know that gift of pure love is present. I wish I had my camera rolling during those moments, and I am sure you do too!!


Stop for a second and think about a specific time where this has happened to you. Find one of those memories now. What were you seeing, what were you hearing, what were you saying to yourself, and what were you feeling?


Now here is the big question….. What did you do with that moment? Did you let it pass?


Taking Action


You see, that moment is the universe giving you an opportunity. An opportunity to be happy, to be successful, and to feel that joy that you absolutely deserve. However, the universe only opens that door. It can’t make you walk through it. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.


Well, next time one of these things happen, DRINK UP! Take action. Do something that takes you down that path. Enjoy the moment. Talk about it. The next time you are with this person, or in that place, bring up that experience.


I have heard people say treasure the moment, and I believe that is a great idea. I also believe that the moments you treasure can be treasured for as long as you want to.


Dr. Matt


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