Happy Healthy and Fit

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Enjoy the Merry-Go-Round: Magic Carousel Brings Peace to the Heart

Learning to appreciate the Merry-Go-Round is the magic formula for Happiness.

Although roller coasters provide great thrills, the lines are very long and the excitement is short lived. It is easy to be attracted to roller coasters. They provide excitement outside ourselves, but the downside is we are out of control. Learning to find contentment in our daily lives is the pathway to happiness. It's nice to enjoy the peaceful ups and downs of the magic carousel of life.

As I sit quietly on a Saturday morning enjoying a cup of coffee and watching out the window as the wind creates a rustle through the trees, I reflect on the great wisdom of the Merry-Go-Round. In this moment of peace, I can see beautiful wildflowers, hear the sound of my fountain close by and the sounds of chirping birds in the distance. There is no reason to rush anywhere. Everything is perfect.

On the Merry-Go-Round, we see the same things over and over and enjoy the amazing miracles, we notice new things and appreciate them more each time we pass by. Of course, it is natural to seek the thrill of the roller coaster: the unexpected jarring about, but the external great highs always bring internal great lows.

Rarely do you find a long line to ride the magic carousel. It has a bad reputation as being boring. However, when you can find appreciation and enthusiasm for seeing the same things over and over again in a new light, you will will know peace in your heart. You will know fulfillment and lasting relationships.

Being Happy Healthy and Fit means bringing excitement and enthusiasm to your daily living. Even more precious than thrills is peace in your heart. There is no one in line in front of you. Simply shift your consciousness from outside to inside and ride the magic carousel all day, everyday.

1 comment:

  1. Great article, Randi! I especially love your last sentence about shifting our consciousness from outside to inside. To me, THAT is the secret sauce! :)

    Enjoy your ride!