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  • Writer's pictureSteve Braun


"I just want to be happy."

I hear this all the time. It's a broad statement but it perfectly articulates how my clients just

want to attain the simple and much-deserved feeling of happiness. I encourage them to stop

looking outward and start looking inward, here’s why: Most of us spend our time seeking

happiness without acknowledging the underlying purpose of our search.

Some spend their entire lives searching for it–never satisfied with what they find because

they don’t really know what it is they are looking for.

What does happiness mean to you? What will it feel like? Tell me what your life would look

like when you find it. How will you know when you achieve it?

If you’re having difficulty answering these questions, I hate to say it but finding happiness will

be even more difficult for you.

We are quick to recognize when life is shit, but would you recognize happiness or even

acknowledge it when life is going well? How many take a minute to express gratitude and

appreciate our current situation when life is rolling right along without conflict? Is it possible

you are happy and don’t even recognize it?

Many of us are looking for a path back to the present: We are trying to find good enough

reasons to be satisfied now. How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines

the character of our experience and, therefore, the quality of our lives.

It is possible to give up the search for happiness and commit oneself to finding contentment

in what is happening right now.

When was the last time you asked yourself if you were happy?

Try it now. Are you happy?

What will you need to do to achieve it?

Steve Braun

Call or Text: 778.932.1978

About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.

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