I can't put into words how much these articles are getting me through such a rough time in my life. I "stumbleupon"-ed this site, and this was today's article now sitting in my inbox:The Path of Unconditional Happiness
I made it a point to immediately subscribe via e-mail.
If you're going through the wringer right now, this is definitely something that you need to check out to try and aid in sustaining your motivation. As recently miserable as I have been especially about the job search I had to copy some quotes from today's article to post.
"If you decide that you’re going to be happy from now on for the rest of your life, you will not only be happy, you will become enlightened."
"Billions of things could happen that you haven’t even thought of yet. The question is not whether they will happen. Things are going to happen. The real question is whether you want to be happy regardless of what happens. The purpose of your life is to enjoy and learn from your experiences. You were not put on Earth to suffer. You’re not helping anybody by being miserable. Regardless of your philosophical beliefs, the fact remains that you were born and you are going to die. During the time in between, you get to choose whether or not you want to enjoy the experience. Events don’t determine whether or not you’re going to be happy. They’re just events. You determine whether or not you’re going to be happy. You can be happy just to be alive. You can be happy having all these things happen to you, and then be happy to die. If you can live this way, your heart will be so open and your Spirit will be so free, that you will soar up to the heavens."
"If you want to be happy, you have to let go of the part of you that wants to create melodrama. This is the part that thinks there’s a reason not to be happy. You have to transcend the personal, and as you do, you will naturally awaken to the higher aspects of your being."
"Committing yourself to unconditional happiness will teach you every single there is to learn about yourself, about others, and about the nature of life. You will learn all about your mind, your heart, and your will."
(courtesy of Dream Manifesto)