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True Happiness: The Essential Lesson I Wish School Taught Me – 1

When we pursue happiness, we often seek it in external sources – a job promotion, a new relationship, or material possessions. We believe that happiness can be achieved by acquiring or achieving something. But what if the key to happiness lies within us? When we understand the power of our thoughts and emotions, we find happiness through inner peace.

Throughout our education, schools teach us many valuable lessons. However, one crucial aspect that often goes overlooked is the connection between our thoughts and emotions. Our thoughts shape our perception of the world around us and profoundly impact our emotions and overall well-being. Here are some important lessons that I believe are essential, lessons that were not taught in school, but have helped me unlock my own inner peace and happiness.

Over the next 6 weeks, I will be sharing these lessons with you, hoping to inspire and guide you on your journey to inner peace and happiness.

Lesson 1: Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

Our thoughts are like seeds that we plant in our minds. They take root and grow, shaping our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. If we constantly entertain negative thoughts like self-doubt, fear, and pessimism, they can manifest as unhappiness and dissatisfaction in our lives. On the other hand, more positive and empowering thoughts can lead to a fulfilling and joyful life.

To harness the power of our thoughts, we need to practice mindfulness and become aware of our thinking patterns. When a negative thought arises, we can challenge it and reframe it into a more positive and realistic perspective. For instance, instead of dwelling on “I’m not good enough,” we can replace it with “I am capable of learning and growing.” By consciously choosing our thoughts, we can create a more desired or positive reality and cultivate inner peace from within.

I have personally found that by being mindful of my thoughts and actively choosing to focus on the positive, I have been able to transform my outlook on life and unlock a deeper sense of inner peace and happiness. It’s not always easy, and it takes practice that requires effort and self-awareness, but the results are truly transformative.

So, as we embark on this journey together, I encourage you to explore the power of our thoughts and emotions, and how they shape our inner peace. Let’s unlock the true happiness that lies within us, and create a reality that is filled with joy, acceptance, positivity, and fulfillment. 

I want to acknowledge that the idea of being happy all the time is not realistic. There will be good days and bad days. Inner peace is the state of being that can help us through those more difficult times.

Stay tuned for the next lesson in our quest to unlock greater inner peace and happiness!

Quote of the week:
“The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life. Be mindful of what you think, for it becomes your reality.” Karen Salmansohn
In case no one has told you this lately, you’re amazing.

Keep Doodling!

Melissa x
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Hello, I'm Melissa, your guide to conquering stress through mindfulness and doodling. After a demanding career and burnout, I discovered the transformative power of mindful doodling, which not only brought joy but also a sense of self I thought was lost. Now, I'm on a mission to share this practice with you. Join me on a journey to find peace, mindfulness, and creativity through doodles. Welcome to a stress-free, mindful life!

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