Happiness

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”  Albert Camus


I remember as a child that I would be asked if I was happy and that I instinctively would say, “yes.” I was often asked why and never had a good answer, but began to question myself as to why I was happy and questioned myself into a permanent state of unhappiness. What a tragedy!

I no longer need to answer that question, as I am perpetually happy. It took me many years of determined effort to know that I did not need to “try” and be happy, but rather, I just needed to commence believing that I was entitled to be, was and would continue to be. Every morning I awaken to a new day I am ecstatic!!

As a Rabbi, Spiritual Counselor and Sober Coach in South Florida, I help people every day begin to accept that each of us has a right to experience happiness and joy right now! Not a minute from now, tomorrow or next week, but at this instant in time as you read these words. Happiness is not a goal to achieve. It is a state of mind and belief. I either choose to be happy or choose not to be. 

Spending my day thinking about and analyzing my happiness does not elevate me to a state of happiness or joy, but rather to paralysis and immobilization. Being happy does not mean I do not feel sad, angry, frustrated or any other normal response to real life maladies, but it does mean that when those episodes are concluded, I am still happy. It is my state of being happy that helps me get through the rough spots in my life.

The happier I am the more positive I will be, the better I will feel and the more successful I will be at all that I do.

My prayer for you today is that you stop seeking happiness and rather, “just be” happy. You deserve it! 

I am a modern and independent South Florida Sober Rabbi with an MSW Degree and 23+ years of sobriety providing Sober Coaching and Addiction/Spiritual Counseling focusing on energizing, affirming, motivating, healing, spiritual guidance and personalized life cycle events. 
If you, a family member or friend are suffering, call me at 954-755-3764 to get the help you deserve. I can help you!
Hugs and blessings for a joyous day!
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