Living a happy life is everyone’s goal. Who doesn’t want to feel good about themselves? And yet so many of us live a life of self-doubt, feeling undeserving or incapable, or wishing we were walking another path.
However, living a happy life, being a happy person, is a matter of how you perceive yourself and your place in the world. You can “think yourself happy” by taking action, being honest about yourself, your patterns of thinking, and being open to your capacity to change. Self-knowledge is the key to living a happy life. And that means living your truth, not other people’s truth, or what society tells you is your truth.
Of course, we are all different. Some may be more prone to unconsciously taking on what other people think of us. If you have lots of water in your Astro chart, or lots of 2 energy in your numbers, you may take on not self behavior. If you have an open Head or Solar Plexus Center in your bodygraph, you may have others thoughts and emotions dancing around in you. However, this does not have to remain the case.
Living an authentic life
An ongoing process of self-analysis and self-examination leading to greater understanding and self-knowledge is also the basis for most of the world’s belief systems for a good reason. If you don’t know who you are, you’re not your true self in the world. If this is the case, you’re living a passive life, reacting to whatever comes along instead of taking control. Living unconsciously like this is living half asleep, and if you’re half asleep, you can’t be your best you.
Living an authentic life does not mean going off the grid. It does mean a daily practice of being honest about how you’re feeling and why, and reminding yourself that you are in control of how you feel. It means being clear about what your values and beliefs are – what “rules” you live your life by. Are your values yours, or have you absorbed them from other people in your life? Do they still fit with the life you want to lead?
Five steps to living a more authentic life
1. Be clear about how you want your life to be right now and where you want to go. Understand and live by your values and beliefs.
2. Be aware of yourself and how you react and interact with other people, situations, events, the world.
3. Set and maintain conscious boundaries. Be clear in your mind and be at peace with what you can and can’t control.
4. Be okay with imperfection in yourself and others. Be objective about your weaknesses so that you can improve upon them without letting them get you down.
5. Be kind and forgiving to yourself and others.
Living your truth means taking responsibility for your life and building a deep self-knowledge that will ultimately lead to contentment and happiness.
Learning the self
Its not always easy to see into ourselves. This is why the creator gave us a system, a code, a way of seeing ourselves from an objective point of view. Just by understanding the numbers in your name and birthday will help you look within and locate challenges as well as solutions. The spirit never leaves us without help, but its up to us to look, learn, and use.
If you would like to look deeper into your chart, your cosmic contract, your life’s tip sheet, book a reading so you can use your unique design to its full intentions!