Originally posted May 16, 2010
The key words to radical happiness are totally different than most people believe. There are three specific causes to unhappiness and three words that lead you back to radical happiness.
3 Causes of Unhappiness
Unhappiness is caused by…
1. Resiting yourself.
2. Resiting other people.
3. Resisting your situation.
When you feel negative it is because you are resisting something. Negativity is the resistance you have to how life actually is.
3 Key Words to Radical Happiness
In order to get out of negativity you must use these three words:
1. Awareness – if you don’t see The Drunk Monkey in your head resisting, then you will simply be in reaction and not in control of your emotional state.
2. Acceptance – you are not the ruler of the universe (as much as The Drunk Monkey would like to believe that you are) and no one cares about your opinion or perspective. Life is just doing its thing. People are just trying to live life best they can. Your opinion about them is the source of your suffering. Acceptance will set you free and get you back to happiness. But you must go back to #1 and start to see The Drunk Monkey in action and see it’s motives in order to let them go and get to acceptance.
3. Appreciation – this is the source of joy itself. When you are in a state of gratitude and appreciation, life feels good and you return to radical happiness.