I am excited to introduce the first in a series of Inspirational Wall Art collections. This premiere collection features “Happiness Inspirations”.
What are Happiness Inspirations?
Each ‘Happiness Inspirations’ features a positive inspirational affirmation in artistic lettering laid over a popular original Hal Halli photography piece.
Personally, I have been reading and listening to spirit-lifting material by the likes of Chicken Soup’s Jack Canfield, The Secret’s Rhonda Byrne, The Biology of Belief’s Bruce Lipton and more. I am doing my best to bathe in the wisdom these people share. And the simple message is that when we focus on the positive aspects of our lives, we attract that energy back. And on that journey, we feel better about ourselves. The Law of Attraction is not hocuspocus. It is real.
Happy people attract happy people and more positive events. Grumpy pants people attract other grumpy pants people and more negative events. Amazing but true.
And here’s something else to ruminate. Scientists suggest the average human being in our society has about 50 000 thoughts a day. And check this out, eighty percent of them are negative! Here’s just a few that might ring a bell:
I should be better. It’s too hard. I’ll never …. I’m a failure. Why did I do that? No one really cares about me. I should be more like them. The world is awful. Why is everybody so stupid? What if ………?
We need to interrupt this flow anyway we can.
Steps Towards Positive Change
- Set simple goals for yourself. Write them down and read them daily.
- Meditate to rest your mind and lessen those darn thought loops that go around and round sometimes. They can drive you crazy!
- Surround yourself with as many uplifting cues as you can. Inspirational signs, posters, wall art and personal messages can help you stay focused on what’s good in your life. And help inspire you to make positive changes you desire.
This way of living isn’t about joining a cult, dancing around a fire and speaking in tongues. Well it can be if you want to, but I’m not crazy about camping so it wouldn’t work for me.
What this way of living is really about is interrupting negative self-talk and behaviors with positive self-talk and behaviors.
I’m not bragging or anything, but I have suffered from depression for years. Only now, am I learning that we can help reverse this debilitating condition with the right frame of mind, faithful practice, day-dream visualizations, other happy, kind people to support us and beautiful inspirations that remind us of what is good about life.
As I learn more, I will integrate it into my art and share it with you. Inspirational, no?