go fly a kite, a huge one

I’m really looking forward to summer as I always do this time of year. I’m definitely a summer kinda girl. H and I went to the beaches this weekend. It was awesome to put my feet in the sand.
It was really relaxing to take a stroll on the boardwalk in the sun (and wind). There were heaps of people out from the TO Kiting community. Kiting is really hard. Last summer I went with ‘kiter’ friends up to North Sauble for the weekend and I didn’t even get in the water. Just handling one of those big units is tough work. I went on my friends back while he was kiting and we totally got some air. It was awesome and scary at the same time. I loved it.

Ridiculously Happy.

Jesus, how lovely. Looks like I make people happy. Mission accomplished: be a happy person and it will be contagious. You all know that I’m a very positive young lady, thanks to The Twitter Happiness score for myself I now have confirmation.

The current Happyscore for casiestewart is: 563

“Generally, people who have followed this person on Twitter
lately will perceive this person as Ridiculously Happy.”

Be happy, despite not being happy, get that?

Happiness is a state of mind. Not a bank account number or fancy clothes, arm candy, sex, drugs, and all that shit. Being happy is a way of feeling a way of acting and an outlook on life. I live a very happy life despite what happens around me. I make a conscious effort to not let other peoples worries & troubles infiltrate my own feelings and inner thoughts. My message from Yehuda this week is all about Building on a Moment. I share this message and the 72 Name of the Week, my favorite one:

49. Happiness – Vav Hei Vav
(Scan the letters from Left to Right to connect to the energy)
Meditation: I find the strength to restrain selfish longings. Through this Name I ask for what my soul needs, not what my ego wants. I find deep appreciation for whatever life brings me. This brings me happiness in the deepest sense.

“The only thing we can do when faced with chaos and pain is accept things as they are and be happy in that moment. The genius of this logic is one moment is carried into the next. When we put all our effort into seeing the good, to pushing back the darkest doubts and to injecting light and happiness, we go into the next moment carrying that energy.

Switching up the energy, that’s what we’re doing. Difficult? Yes. Paradoxical? For sure. Doable? Without a doubt.

Lots of people are in the dumper lately, that’s no news flash. And I think this idea of building on the moment is especially relevant. It doesn’t mean we have to resign ourselves to a bad situation or relationship. I think we have a habit of thinking “I can’t be happy now because I have this problem and if I accept it I will never get rid of it.”

The energy that goes into being happy, internally ignites change on the external level. That’s the beauty of life: everything can change just like that. Even when things aren’t as you want them, if you can train yourself to be happy in the moment, then you will see dramatic shifts forward.

On top of that, why be miserable and unhappy? Look back at your life. If you had certain parts to do over, would you do them over with apathy, boredom and fear? Or would you rip into those situations with confidence and verve?

This week, call yourself out on your negative thought loops. Break it in your mind. Pay attention to how often your feeling of desperation and doubt are in control. Practice being excited and happy – even when you’re not.

To keep it simple, here’s a 3 step reminder for the week:

  1. Accept the difficult situation for what it is
  2. Be happy, despite not being happy (get that?)
  3. Switch the moment, leading to a new continuum of happiness

All the best,

Yehuda”


@casiestewart