How to be happy—argue with yourself
If you wish to be happy, argue with yourself on the side of happiness; take the side you wish to carry, and be careful not to talk on both sides, or to argue stronger for sorrow than for joy. You are the attorney for the case, and will win or lose according to your plea. --Christian Healing, p. 10
"Argue with yourself" about happiness. Interesting! It's not enough to simply want to be happy, to yearn for it. We've got to make the case for it.
Some arguments for the case:
- Do I deserve to be happy? Yes! I'm a child of the Divine, with every right to all the joy, fulfillment, energy and expression given to me at the moment of creation. Happiness has been given to me as a gift by God, and I don't have the power to obviate that gift.
- Can I be happy? Yes! As the direct expression of the Divine, I can let the flow of happiness surge right through me. It's not something I manufacture, but something I experience. It's like the sunlight, shining on all of us equally. I can stand in the sun, basking in it.
- Do I want to be happy? Yes! Happiness is my natural state, not something foreign or unusual. I embrace it eagerly, and accept its place in my life. I can do nothing to resist it—it is irresistible.
- Am I happy? Yes! I have all the blessing and inspiration ever created right at my fingertips. I am happy now.
And, lest you think arguing this way is selfish, consider this additional passage from MBE:
Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. --Science and Health
Once you've argued successfully for your own happiness, you will radiate it forth and share it with everyone around you. You owe it to yourself and to those close to you to be a beacon of happiness that shines non-stop.
Make the case for happiness today—you're sure to win.
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