The Happy Feed

let’s talk about cultivating inner peace

Peace is not the absence of conflict.

It’s a state of being. 

It’s the understanding that we are all connected

and that our actions have an impact on others.

It’s acknowledging that bad things will happen.

but remembering that we have the opportunity to decide how we respond. 

It’s believing that the best way to find harmony 

is to live in alignment with our values

Cultivate peace within yourself first 

and it will radiate outwards, 

creating a more peaceful world.

Here’s how to truly shine

In your most challenging moments, it’s easy to fall back into old patterns. 

To forget your progress.

To feel defeated.

To want to quit. 

But today’s opportunity is to remember that this season is designed to help you grow. 

This season might be confusing and at times exhausting. 

But you can’t avoid it. 

You just have to make your way through it with as much dignity and grace as you can muster. 

Make decisions with courage, not out of fear.

Make changes if necessary. 

And believe that you are being refined through this moment. 

You are becoming a wiser, more loving, more beautiful version of you.

Don’t let self doubt dim your light. 

Permission to live your life to the fullest

Imagine a tiny thread connecting your heart to all the other hearts of the people you love

the people you know

the people you grew apart from

the people you passed on the street without even noticing

The people in your neighborhood

in your city

in your country

in the entire world

Of all the people in all the world, you are literally the only version of you. 

Your individuality matters.

Your unique differences make you magical.

But we are also naturally connected

To everything that was

Everything that is

Everything that ever will be 

Collectively tangled up in each other’s destinies. 

Do the thing you were meant to do.

Because the world needs you to do that thing. 

Imagine how many people you can inspire simply by living your life to the fullest. 

For anybody feeling anxious

I feel like someone needs to hear this:

It’s okay to feel anxious.
It’s okay to feel overwhelmed.
It’s okay to feel lonely.

You don’t have to take advantage of this moment of uncertainty.

There’s a time for productivity…and it’s okay if right now isn’t that time for you.

Go slower than normal right now.

Get rest when you need it.

But when you’re ready, you can define your new normal and develop structure that gives you balance.

The easiest way to challenge your anxious mind is to question your thoughts. Ask yourself these questions:

Is this true? Or am I assuming the worst?

Is this something I can solve right now? Or is this a problem for future me to solve?

And my personal favorite: What if I decided not to worry about this at all? What if I just wrote down my fears and let them go?

5 Mantras for navigating uncertainty

In your most challenging moments, it’s easy to fall back into old patterns.

To forget your progress.
To feel defeated and want to quit.

But today’s opportunity is to remember that this season is designed to help you grow.

This season might be confusing and at times exhausting.
But you can’t avoid it.

You just have to make your way through it with as much dignity and grace as you can muster.

Make decisions with courage, not out of fear.

Make changes if necessary.

And believe that you are being refined through this moment.

You are becoming a wiser, more loving, more beautiful version of you.

Here are 5 Mantras for Navigating Uncertainty:

The Universe Always Provides For Me

I Overcome Every Obstacle In My Way

I Trust The Journey Of My Life

I Am Surrounded By Love And Support

I Am Enough Just As I Am

5 Ways to Find (or Maintain) Hope

Sometimes it’s hard to stay hopeful, but we must fight on. Here are five ways to find (or maintain) hope when life is challenging.

1. Take on a small project that gives you a sense of accomplishment.

2. Seek out good news so you focus less on the bad news.

3. Write down the things that you’re grateful for.

4. Try a meditative hobby like art journaling or riding a bike.

5. Do something! Volunteer. Join a group. Be a part of something.

Positive Affirmations for a Mental Reset

Today we’re doing a mental reset and focusing our attention on self love, self worth, and believing in our capacity to make positive change with these positive affirmations. 

But what are positive affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements that help challenge our negative thoughts. Repeating them often will help you overcome self-sabotage and find greater confidence in yourself.

I release any thoughts that are holding me back.

I am already enough and I don’t need to do anything to feel more worthy. 

I was born worthy. 

Every space is a space where I belong. 

I release every fear around chasing my dreams. 

I am worthy of success and open to all the beautiful possibilities that are coming my way. 

I am ready to use my gifts for good in the world. 

I attract incredible opportunities. 

I release feelings of guilt. 

I forgive myself for the mistakes I made along the way. 

I am committed to making positive changes in my life. 

And every day is a new opportunity to focus on growth. 

I love the person I’m becoming. 

I release my anxiety. 

I am confident in my capacity to handle any challenges that might arise along the way. 

I trust my ability to make good decisions, no matter what happens.

I no longer allow worry to stop my progress.

I release any feelings of shame.

I love my beautiful body and the way that it supports me day after day.

I set my own standard of beauty.  

And I acknowledge that I am beautiful in this moment and every moment. 

I release any feelings of regret. 

Love is abundant. Everywhere I turn I see new opportunities to make meaningful connections. 

I attract the love that I am willing to give to the world. 

I am a magnet for good people because I am a good person. 

I release my pain and trauma.

I am a survivor of all of my bad days so far. 

I will not let the past control my vibrant future. 

I will keep believing that good is out there for me. 

Love is out there for me. 

Joy is out there for me. 

Peace is out there for me. 

I release feelings of doubt. 

I am confident in my skills and know what to do next. 

The answers have always been inside of me on the other side of fear. 

I am ready to step beyond that fear and take decisive actions that change my life for the better.

I release feelings of bondage. 

I am free to live my life boldly and be the most authentic version of myself. 

I love who I am right now at this moment… imperfections and all. 

Nothing will stand in the way of my freedom of expression. 

I release negative self-talk. 

My brain is a safe and loving space. 

The kindness that I give to the world is the kindness that I give to myself. 

I honor my inner child and treat them with consistent love. 

Because I am worthy of consistent love.

Thank you for taking the time to invest in yourself with these positive affirmations. 

I hope these affirmations light your soul on fire and help you to reset any negative thought patterns.

Revisit this video as often as necessary and believe that all the good that you can imagine is not only possible but that it’s probable when you’re willing to do the work. 

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