Beach Walk 773 – The Currency of Happiness

What makes you happy? Is that an abstract thing that comes before or after you have money? Not only do we get to choose what makes us happy, I would say it is our duty to know, and then make it so!

Can you tell I am going for extreme brevity recently? I am conscious of the time-stress factor – heaven knows I have been grappling with that one for years! Now though, I realize that the energy can transmit as much or more than the actual words. So I intend to embed a quality of experience in these episodes, and to merely suggest a line of thought, a direction of feeling, so we can each carry it forward to the degree we wish. PLUS, we can have a more detailed discussion here or on Facebook!

Of course the silent messenger is that you must have money to have happiness. Or that you must choose between the two. Isn’t it crazy how we humans can concoct so many strong yet conflicting imperatives? To me, it is all just currency. The main point is to know what makes each of us happy! Because that is the energy that attracts all kinds of other good stuff to us, and generates all kinds of good outflows from us too. My friend Sylvia recently wrote a blog post, Happiness is Good for Your Website. She took a delightful and no-nonsense approach to the business basis for this, and the article itself literally bubbles over, for me, with the energy of happiness!

As I share the ever-developing “Beach Walks Philosophy,” one of the key goals is to unplug from so many old, rote beliefs that in fact rob us of being happy in the here and now of 2012. I lived under the shadow of that money is evil thing for decades until I realized everything simply has the energy I give it.

Hawaiian Word:
Hauʻoli: happy

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photo of Rox and Lexi on Beach Walk 773 - The Currency of Happiness

Beach Walk 767- Be Happy with Just One Thing

Is it crazy to go to the beach on Saturday morning and start thinking about all that I did not get finished that week? Maybe not, as I came up with a new strategy to help me manage the incredible creeping to do list that continues to grow like some out of control virus. Watch the video then keep reading!

You know we keep reading about the data showing we are creating new information at an extraordinary speed – a speed at which we as individuals cannot really understand much less manage. Yet we go about our days as if life were the same as it was a decade or two ago. Our habits and our processes have not updated. We still cling to beliefs of how things must be done – because we’ve always done them that way or because we used to take comfort in doing them that way.

But now, things are reversed and we have far more freedom than we have time. Freedom to create like never before, to connect across the globe and even into space, to construct both systems and structures that are freakishly awesome. So stop bemoaning the lack of time and embrace the abundance of freedom.

I recently went to TedxMaui – a beautifully produced event. Yet I left after lunch – as I was literally full of the shared message to follow your dreams, be yourself, strike out and claim your life. Imagine if we measured inspirational events by how quickly the audience dissipated, because they “got it” and were off doing it? I just love having these wacky thoughts!

Last week I had a Divine Openings session, that had been scheduled a few days earlier. By the time we spoke, my client said, “You know, things started shifting after I made the appointment. I realized [this and that] and actually, I get it! I don’t really have that much to sort out now. Yes, it can be this easy.

Have a great week! Love, Rox

Beach Walk 727R – Freedom & Happiness

This episode was originally aired February 2, 2007.

Freedom and happiness really influence my views on life and what I choose to let go of in order to have the freedom and the happiness.

This whole thread this week actually started with someone in my yoga class complaining about dirty hand prints on the mirrors…and off my mind went to energy discrepancies, to rules that can’t be followed, to how powerful negotiation is and we can’t have negotiation if we stay stuck in a world of black and white, constructed somewhere in the past.

Hawaiian words
Kūʻokoʻa: freedom
Hauʻoli: happiness

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Beach Walk 541 – Myth of Passion

I can’t remember what triggered this episode, but I do get tired of the same “find your passion” message.

It’s often issued by people who (a) have a lot of passion and think that everyone else should too or (b) people looking for their own passion, hoping it holds out some form of happiness.

If we are to really let it be true that people exist along infinite points on any topic or spectrum, then surely there are many who are most at home at every point between passion and lethargy. My sweet spots varies by day, by task, by all kinds of things – many of which are unpredictable. To find happiness that doesn’t require passion or the pressure to be passionate, that is my goal.

Hawaiian Word:
Kauna: passion

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Beach Walk 496 – Yin-Yang, Happy-Cranky

A little sneak peek into my relationship with Secret Cameraman!

Though we are a little water and fire, it turns out to be a good mix after all. Part of me thinks I want him to be more like me, but that goes against the balance of nature perhaps.

Hawaiian Word:
Hauʻoli: happy
ʻAʻaka: cranky

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