Lately I’ve been practicing asking myself a question:
What if this moment were already perfect, everything you needed to be happy?
This question is transformative.
If I’m upset about something, I reconsider the moment and realize that I’m being small-minded about something, and that if I look at the entire moment, I can appreciate how much I have to be grateful for.
Being mad at someone, I can see that actually this person is pretty wonderful and I should be grateful for having them in my life.
Being upset at a situation, I can see how much I actually have, how lucky I am, how great it is to be alive.
And even in non-frustrating moments, I can see how much of a gift this present moment is, and pause to really appreciate everything about it. And then make the most of it.
Is it possible this moment is the perfect blend you need for happiness?
By Zen Habits