Although relatively few of us were told during our upbringing that the expansion of happiness is the purpose of life, most people sense somewhere in their soul that more joy ought to be part of the equation.
How, then, do we move from a state of constriction to a state of ever greater freedom and happiness? The first step towards genuine awakening is setting the intention… deciding to live a life that reflects your right to happiness.
This requires the recognition that you have the capacity to change the plotline of your life, even if you’ve been acting from the same script since before you can remember.
It requires the recognition that you are the only one who cares enough about your happiness to make it a driving force.
It requires the recognition that unless you loosen the hold that your past has on you, your future will unfold in much the same way.
It requires believing at the deepest level of your being that you are capable and deserving of love.
Dr. David Simon, Co-Founder of the Chopra Center
Excerpt from Free to Love, Free to Heal, Dr. David Simon
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Guidebook ~ The Law of Intention & Desire