Things Fear Has Stolen From You + My November Goal

I recently read this article on one of my favorite sites about the 7 Things That Fear Has Stolen From You, and it really made me think about how our thoughts and feelings have so much control over your life. My favorite part of the article was #5 General Happiness and Peace of Mind.

If you keep looking for happiness outside yourself, you will never find it.  Happiness is found from within.  What you seek is not somewhere else at some other time; what you seek is here and now, within you.  The more you look for it outside yourself, the more it hides from you.

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Lately I feel like I have relied on numerous situations/opportunities to make me happy and when things have not gone as planned I've allowed it to put me in an ill mood. While experiencing disappointment is normal for anyone, I have to learn that those things do not determine my happiness...I do. So instead of a long list of goals for November, my only goal is to work on personal happiness. Meaning no longer seeking that feeling through Eclectic Star, this blog and people. I wan't to work on relaxing my mind and learning how to be happy in "today".

Seriously if you haven't read the article I recommend it. It really put a lot of things into perspective for me and its definitely one of those "just what I needed to read" type posts. Happy Hump Day <3signature