Get happier. Well, yes, we all want to get happier. The truth that often escapes me is that it’s largely up to me to get happy. I’m reading a terrific book, Still Here, by Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher and psychologist. He recently died at age 88, so he’s not actually here, but his words resonate deeply.
Ram Dass offers a philosophy for aging that teaches us how to diminish our suffering despite the aches, pains, and limitations of age . . . .
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The tl;dr version of Still Here (and it’s worth a complete read 😊) is that we – particularly those of us in the first world – create much of our suffering because of our attachments to things and beliefs. The way to happiness includes loosening our hold on these these possessions and mindsets. So I’ve been focusing on the “letting go” of things I used to think I needed – like being young, being the smartest girl in the room, having new outfits, being approved of, being “right”, and many more.
Are you wearing one of your get-happier outfits today? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) in the link-up!
Now, let’s see what’s in your closet, Visible Women.The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple:
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Stay fabulous, and wear what you love, xo
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