One of the most important realizations that I have had is that happiness is a choice. For most of my life my happiness was the result of my reaction to external events, situations, or circumstances. As an example, in sharing my documentaries with the world my happiness was impacted by the comments of others. In many cases the negative comments adversely affected the degree of my happiness.
Over the years I have grown much and I have realized that there is no need to take negative comments personally. Instead I have chosen to ignore the negative comments and focus on the positive comments. You see, happiness is a choice that can be made based upon what I consciously focus on. I can focus on the negative comments or I can focus on the positive comments. When I focus on the positive I improve my ability to not only give love but “live” love.
Every day I am learning to make a stronger commitment to living love. This includes living love in terms of my relationship to others, to my children, to my wife, and more recently to my own self. My own self?
I must admit that there was a time when I believed that loving my self was a self-centered act. But how can one truly love others while believing that any act of love is selfish?
In contemplating these issues I questioned whether or not I was truly committed to living love. Living love is not the same as giving love. Giving love is an external contribution to all of Creation. Living love is an internal condition wherein one grants oneself the experience of feeling happiness. I have given a great deal of love in my life. However, in my giving I did not develop an internal condition wherein I allowed myself to experience happiness.
Happiness is a feeling that each and every one of us deserves to experience. So I ask the critical question, “Am I willing to choose to experience happiness in my life?”
My answer is yes!
“My name is Lenon Honor and I committed to birthing positive relationships, healthy families, and personal growth.”
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