“If you look solely to the past, you neglect a present that could provide with more happiness memories.”– Philip Zimbardo & John Boyd
If you want to be really happen in your life, embrace nature. Nature is calm. Nature is nature. Nature is simple, but effective. Pay attention to what will make you happy. Do not do what will make you unhappy. Choose your thoughts carefully.
So many of us want to be happy, but we do not know what to do. We don’t know where to find happiness.
Know this: You can be happy if you choose to. It is your choice. To be truly happy, here is what Brian Tracy writes: “To be truly happy, you need a clear sense of direction. You need a commitment to something bigger and more important than yourself. You need to feel that your life stands for something, that you are somehow making a valuable contribution to your world.”
“To be truly happy,
you need a clear
sense of direction.
You need a commitment
to something bigger
and more important
If you want to be happy, live in the present, not in the past. It is okay to acknowledge the past, but do not live there. What you are looking for is happening right now. Focus on it. You will get it.
In The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life, Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd write, “When you ignore the present and look primarily to the past or the future for happiness, you can miss the happiness that is right in front of you. If you look solely to the past, you neglect a present that could provide you with more happy memories. If you look solely to the future, you may be unable to enjoy happy events when they arrive. By always looking through the present to the next goal, you likely do not fully appreciate the present. When lost in the past or engrossed in the future, you cannot be present, and happiness rushes by like a gourmet meal eaten in the car on the way to a dentist appointment. Thoughts of the past and the future can bring you happiness, but they do so by bringing happiness in the present state of mind.”
“When you ignore
the present and look primarily to the past
or the future for
happiness, you can miss
that is right in front of you.”-
Philip Zimbardo &