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There are levels of happiness and many factors that contribute to happiness. Do you know the secrets of being happy? I think I do, I believe that we are taught in the scriptures to count all things joy in the Lord. Some people find it hard to live a happy life and there are different methods out there to help in that process. Some things like your presence awareness are factors of happiness. The Sedona Method has a plan for happiness. There is also a book titled, “Happy for No Reason.” by Marci Shimoff. Here is an excerpt from her book. I first learned about the Sedona Method from my dear friend, Hale Dwoskin, who was one of Lester’s students and today carries on Lester’s work all over the world. Hale is amazing! He’s like a laughing Buddha and it’s contagious. I can’t be around him without wanting to giggle. He’s definitely one of my Happy for No Reason mentors.

When I met Hale, letting go was not my strong suit. Sometimes I fought my negative thoughts and feelings, but mostly I was the queen of holding on to them—doggedly determined to figure them out, to understand where they came from and what they meant. Hale kept telling me, “Marci, just do the process.” But I didn’t think I could just let my thoughts and feelings go. It seemed too ridiculously simple.

What helped me finally get it was a little demonstration Hale showed me of how letting go works. Try it for yourself. First, get a pen. Now hold the pen tightly in your hand—the pen represents your thoughts and feelings and your hand is your awareness. Notice that although gripping the pen is uncomfortable, after a little time it begins to feel familiar or “normal.” Are you feeling that yet? In this same way, your awareness holds on tightly to your thoughts and feelings, and eventually you get used to holding on and don’t even realize you’re doing it.

Now open your hand and roll the pen around on your palm. Notice that your pen and your hand are not attached to each other. The same is true for your thoughts and feelings. Your thoughts and feelings are no more attached to you than the pen is attached to your hand. You are not your thoughts or feelings.

Now turn your hand over and let the pen go. What happened? The pen dropped to the floor. Was that hard? No—you simply stopped holding on! That’s what it means to let go.

The Sedona Method is based on two main premises:

  • Thoughts and feelings aren’t facts and they’re not you.
  • You can let them go.

At your core you already have the happiness you are seeking and all you need to do is uncover this natural happiness by letting go of the unhappiness or limitation that appears to be covering or obstructing it.

The tendency to hold on and attach ourselves to our unhappy thoughts and feelings is so strong it appears even in the way we use language. When we feel sad, we usually say, “I’m sad.” When we feel unhappy, we usually say, “I’m unhappy.” We are constantly reinforcing the belief of our being attached to our thoughts and feelings. The Sedona Method helps break that attachment.

I personally feel that I have happiness through Christ Jesus, but there are other methods to finding happiness like this one out there for you to look into.

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