This episode of the Exploring Happiness podcast is dedicated to letting go, the last pillar of the Exploring Happiness Framework. While the other pillars – dreams, resources, mindset, health and connections – are about accepting control and taking action to be happy, letting go is the opposite. Letting go describes being prepared, having set up your mind, health and connections and then relaxing into it.
Letting go is about forgiveness, fun & play, creativity and faith. It is about getting into a flow state (aka the zone), testing boundaries joyfully and trusting the system. It is about accepting that we can control very little – mostly our attitude and attention. Letting go also means accepting that life is so much bigger than us and that it is beautiful. This pillar is about the magic of happiness.
Once we can relax, live life, embrace moments and work with what really happens (not just in our heads), opportunities will come our way. It might sometimes feel unreal and that’s why it’s important to believe that life is good and have faith in the workings of the universe.
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Look at the Podcast overview page if you haven’t listened to my other episodes. I have covered general topics like what happiness is and how gratitude, positive thinking, being social and healthy habits support happiness. I’m talking about topics like global warming, play and negativity bias. And most importantly, I have answered the question of who is responsible for your happiness and what to do about it.
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