Are You Happy? {Infographic & Video!}

Via Bryonie Wise
on Oct 27, 2012
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adjective, hap·pi·er, hap·pi·est.

1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person.
2. characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind.
3. favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy, fruitful land.
4. apt or felicitous, as actions, utterances, or ideas.
5. obsessed by or quick to use the item indicated (usually used in combination): a trigger-happy gangster. Everybody is gadget-happy these days.

So, are you happy?

Ask yourself this: are your days rich and full and most importantly…does what you do, day-to-day, moment-to-moment, feed your soul?

Being happy doesn’t mean that we don’t get sad or angry or frustrated—we’re human and we’re made to feel everything—there will be tremendous ups and devastating downs.

But for the most part, does your life (each part of it) make you wanna dance? Make you want to twist and shout? Make you want to wrap your arms around the world and jump up and down with glee?

Try this: stand in front of a mirror and look into your eyes. For five whole minutes.

Keep looking…and don’t let your gaze waiver.

Oh, did you see that?

A sparkle; a twinkle of knowing.

You’ll see the shine in your eyes if you are living your truth—if you are living with personal integrity—if the life you lead is the one that you truly wantbeing lived, by you, in real time—your eyes will shimmer and your heart will be full.

More helpful tips on how to be happy:

What is your happy? (Seriously…what makes you happy? I want to know!)

Like “I’m not Spiritual, I just practice being a good person” on Facebook.


About Bryonie Wise

Bryonie’s life is rooted in the belief that when we come from a place of love, anything is possible. When not teaching yoga or writing her heart to the bone, she can be found frolicking in the sunshine with her camera & her dog, Winston, living her yoga. Stay in the loop of all her magical happenings, connect with her on Facebook, TwitterInstagram—& maybe even add her first book, HEART ROAR: A Book of Tiny Prayers to your collection.


10 Responses to “Are You Happy? {Infographic & Video!}”

  1. […] It’s as simple as that. We have a wonderful word in Swedish—lagom—that would fit perfectly here, but I’ll save that for another day. If I don’t learn my lesson, I might need to write this same type of post after my next retreat in Bonaire, who knows! We’re going diving! And windsurfing! And yoga, twice a day at least! (If I was the kind of person to use smileys in blog posts, I would insert one here). […]

  2. […] have a confession: happiness is a big choice that I often forget to […]

  3. HappyYoga says:

    I can say that Yoga contribute to be happy, but for my experience after a couple of years I can say I am 100% happy, I have my wife, my baby, and I do not need anymore staff, I have an old car, I am renting a house, but same time I am buying a land to build my house (need time). But people believe me, just with a couple of small things you can be happy!

  4. […] you happy with your chair or table? Having the chance to discover new and unusual types of wooden furniture […]

  5. […] to that definition, anywhere could be paradise ,as long as you’re mentally happy—and happiness to me really is all mental. Sure, it’s nice to sit on a beach and listen to waves crashing on […]

  6. […] love you, but since that doesn’t seem to make me happy, I’m going to leave […]

  7. dreamsinalaska says:

    This has been a difficult year, so declaring myself happy may be a bit of a stretch at the moment. Although there was a lot of pain in 2013, it forced a lot of self discovery and introspection, and I'm very excited about what's on the horizon in 2014. Being content is far more important to me. I believe that happy is a situational verb. Happy today, unhappy tomorrow. My desire is to be content in whatever circumstances I may find myself in, and with whatever resources I may be forced to work with. I want to be comforted and have a sense of peace, even when I'm not happy, happy, happy!

  8. Siegle says:

    This week I was at the city hospital at the children wing visiting children and bringing them candies and fruits. Well, that makes me really happy. To do good deeds makes me really happy. If I could visit places doing good deeds everyday I would have a smile in the face all the time. To love everyone, to be in good company with happy people around. I love people. So, thanks for this beatifically edited video, and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014.
    May God always bless you, every year, month, day, hour, minute, and seconds.

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