I have learned that being aware in the present moment is the key to being happy!
Bottom line: being happy, healthy, and safe is the only way to live.
Growing up in a family struggling between being happy, being sad, and safe was not comfortable or easy. Growing up was a condition from hell; always living in high gear and on high-alert!
Uncertainty was everywhere. All that mattered was being loved and being safe.
My eye-opener on being happy began and came into my life when I left home to find the meaning and purpose of my life. I also set out to understand who I am.
How I Found Happy
As a child I was deprived of life’s magical moments. Fear (False Expectations Appearing Real) and worry surrounded my being and the living of my life.
After having raised three children and losing my only daughter to cancer, I began writing my book-in-progress, “What Makes Your Heart Sing?” It’s dedicated to my children and to their children.
Each day I learn to let go of my guilt, my pain and my shame.
As a survivor, I recently began to focus, with the help of Byron Katie, on life happening for me rather than to me.
When my focus changed, and I began to find that being happy was the cornerstone of my life, opportunities emerged. The purpose of my life became clearer.
My being happy comes from within. I no longer wait for people to make me happy. I have come to realize being happy is up to me. The choice is mine!
My journey has taken me through many obstacles I have learned to turn into opportunities using the creativity, encouragement, enthusiasm, inspiration, and support I receive from others. For that I am appreciative and grateful.
As a lifelong learner, learning about life’s purpose and who I am before advising, coaching, or educating others has been and is of utmost importance to me.
Being present in the moment I find topics and currently share them off-line. I also share them in the online, viral world throughout a variety of social media platforms.
I write from my heart, and you, Jayme, are among those who are my inspiration.
Thank you Jayme for this opportunity to join, and share with you and your community. Two thumbs up to my collaborators, family, fans, followers, friends, and supporters.
You know who you are! Be sure to look for your names in my book-in-progress, “What Makes Your Heart Sing,” when published.
Now it is your turn to share, and engage with me and others about what makes you happy and what makes your heart sing in the comment section below.
About The Author
Rae Baum, PhD is founder and CEO of The Baum Group. Dr. Rae is a bioenergetic analyst, stress educator and entrepreneur. As an author, consultant, and speaker, Dr. Rae has been changing the world with care by empowering businesses, families, and individuals to live on purpose since 1972 off-line and since 1995 on-line.