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Learn How To Be 'Happy For No Reason'

Jan 30, 2008
Welcome to Happy for No Reason, the ezine devoted to helping you experience unconditional happiness in your life. Every few weeks I'll be sending you this ezine that includes articles, information, and exercises to speed you on your way to being Happy for No Reason.

So many of you have been asking about the upcoming release of my book Happy for No Reason and I'm happy to tell you that it hits the bookstores on January 1, 2008!

Being happy has always been the chief desire of every human being on planet earth -- including me. Yet despite my successful career, loving relationships, and wonderful health, something always seemed to be missing. What about you?

If you and I were sitting over some tea at a sidewalk café, and I asked you "Are you happy?" What would your answer be?

A few of you might say, "Absolutely -- if I were any happier, I'd be twins!" (Okay, that would be a very few of you.)

A lot of you would probably reply, "Sometimes."

But I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that at least half of you would say, "No, not really."

Some people enjoy their lives no matter what happens, while others can't find happiness no matter how hard they try. Most of us fall somewhere in-between.

Well, after 35 years of research I can say that happiness isn't some abstract emotional state based on what we have or achieve in life. It really is a physiological state of lasting inner peace independent of any conditions in our day-to-day lives.

It turns out that each of us has a fixed range of happiness, a "Happiness Set-Point," similar to the thermostat of a furnace that keeps a room at a specified temperature.

No matter what happens in life, whether it's something as exciting as a dream vacation or as challenging as a horrible accident, most people eventually return to their original happiness level.

And... here's the exciting part. You can raise your Happiness Set-Point permanently. That's right. It's possible to be happier from the inside out--no matter what happens to you. That's what it means to be Happy for No Reason.

As you know, the Law of Attraction simply states that like attracts like. Whatever you think, feel, say, and act upon, like a magnet, you draw to you.

Kick it into action. Since this is our first issue, we'll start with the very first step for any successful action, which is to set your intention. Right now, commit yourself to raising your Happiness Set-Point.

To begin, create a powerful affirmation that will help move you one step higher on the happiness scale. For example, "I am grateful that I am experiencing a deep state of inner peace and happiness."

Close your eyes and imagine how you would feel differently if you were at this higher level. How would your daily life be different? Your relationships? Your work? Experience the sensation of happiness in your body and your heart -- you'll probably find yourself smiling.

Use your affirmation and this visualization several times throughout your day, because when you invest your time, energy, thoughts, and feelings with the vibration of being happy, your happiness expands.

And that's the real secret to fulfilling all of your desires, according to Rhonda Byrne, author and creator of The Secret -- and one of the happiest people I know. "The shortcut to anything you want in life is to BE and FEEL happy now! It is the fastest way to bring money and anything else you want into your life."

In future issues of the Happy for No Reason ezine I'll outline the other actions necessary for experiencing true and lasting happiness that build on this first important step.


P.S. Next time I'll share some of the happiness secrets I've learned from the "Happy 100" -- people who've truly built an unshakeable inner home for happiness in their lives.
About the Author
Marci Shimoff is author of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, making her one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. She's also a featured teacher in the international film and book phenomenon, The Secret. Visit Happy for No Reason.
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