The Five Golden Keys to Happiness
Today, we take a look back at the Five Keys to Happiness from my 2003 book Enrich Your Sunrise.
This inspirational book was written as a 40 day program to find more fulfillment and vibrancy in your life. As the book title suggests, huge benefits ensue in a person’s day when they begin by focusing on positive things in the first hour after awakening.
Taylor’s Five Golden Keys to Happiness:
1. Be humble and grateful for what you have in your life right now.
All of us are blessed in untold ways. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have at the moment, be grateful for what you do. You will find the blessings add up to baffling numbers. The simpliest thing to be grateful for is the very fact you are breathing right now.
2. Give more than you receive.
Happiness is exponentially magnified when we reverse our thinking from what can I get to what can I give? You receive the graces of a happy life through the unselfish giving of your time, talents, and resources to those who need it. Give to anyone or any cause who lifts you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
3. Find your purpose for being here.
We all have a mission or missions here on Earth. What are you here to do? I am here to help people relearn how to let go of resentments, hurt, and destructive patterns that have kept them stuck and bitter for a lot of their lives. I am clear about my mission. What are you here for? If money were no object, what would you do or who would you help out of the kindness of your heart?
4. Develop the positive within you.
Choice is an important word in our vocabulary. You can choose everything that’s wrong or not right or you can choose what is good and positive. The positive, however, takes time and work and dedication to come alive within you. Like weeds in a garden, the soil needs consistent weed control, attention, and loving care to thrive and be seen in beauty.
5. Forgive and Love.
Unforgiveness takes us out of the state of love and into constant state of upset and fear. We hold on, resent, and turn bitter thinking it will make us more powerful somehow. It doesn’t. It rots us from the inside out like a poison waiting to kill its prey.
Why do we have to continue to ache and hurt because of what other people do or say? We don’t. We can forgive for own health. When we do, the floodgates of love open like a raging river to quench our thirst once again.
Happiness returns in bunches!