In this blog, I’d like to focus on the word happy. I often share this sentiment with my yoga classes, “My wish to you, is that you are happy, healthy and whole.”
I find comfort in the word “whole” as it encompasses all that is and makes me feel peaceful. The word "healthy" is a way of life living moderately through exercise, good food choices (80 percent of the time), and without vices that could cause harm. It is the word “happy” that brings fear to me at times. One could call this fear, anxiety, though I figure if one is happy doesn’t it mean eventually they will be unhappy? Since I tend to over-analyze things, I took some time to read about the word “happy.”
Happy is an adjective, it describes how one feels in a particular moment. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines happy as feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life situation. Happiness is not meant to be a constant state of feeling. It is not expected to remain the same, rather it is meant to represent a moment in time.
This means that the next time you feel unhappy, know that this too is a passing moment. Unhappiness is not a constant and know that a happy moment is just around the corner.
Don’t worry, be happy!