Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happiness Isn't Happenstance

"If there is to be any regeneration of our people, it must take place in the small laboratories of our own private lives. We must realize with all the intensity we can command, that refashioning our own character is not only the most satisfying and rewarding preoccupation of man, but also the most important contribution we can make to society..."
The Magic Power of Your Mind circa 1956.

photo taken as I got lost driving and exploring this week.

For the first time in a long time, I'm at peace with who I am, where I'm going, and where I've been. I've finally taken a big deep sigh and relaxed into everything. I realize something I've known all along, but it's all-too-easy to forget: I control my life and dreams. Every little bit.Yes! The all encompassing power of self-belief opens many lost doors. No money can buy these feelings, and over-the-counter solutions only provide temporary relief. I need long lasting truth. An elixir of me dropped under my tongue 3 times a day. My truth is slowly revealing itself with splendor, and it's open for change as a constant. Before a girl surrounded by disbelievers, disbelievers now gone. I'm surrounded with people who love me for me (even the bad parts) and that's such a relief! Breaking free with just that tiny bit, that one person, or those few believers. This is what moves mountains. For the past 20 days since my Ayurvedic Lifestyle Retreat my mantra has been "I am Beautiful, Bountiful and Blissful" and "Truth is my identity." That's all I wish for in this glorious world: Truth = Happiness = Health = Prosperity. Forever rich in my heart.

The work I've been doing in this small laboratory of my private life has been a slow and mighty upheaval years in the making. I have so many experiences I've documented that are piled in journals and on disks that I plan to sort and put together in one place. With this information I'd like to put together a book of sorts, but I don't really know how it'll unfold. It's just the idea now, but I'm micro-moving in that direction. Step 1: I'm saying it out loud! I have many books to write in my lifetime, ones to bestow good, heal hearts, drip soul and life unto the masses. Now that I'm brave enough to talk it out loud and live my truth.

relaxing into everything.


  1. This is amazing. So often we find reason to think we need more in life and it ends up consistanly putting us in a state of self doubt that we never even realized that we were in until we reach a breaking point. Your post here has inspired me and reminded me that we can choose to continue to grow and still be at peace with ourselves at the same time. We all still have growing to do. But to be at peace while doing it can make you into a whole other wonderful person who finds true happiness in life. It's nice to have that and it's more than nice to have you in my life. I love you before, now, and who you will become. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

  2. carissa!!!!
    i LOVE this photo of you!
    how in the world did you take it?
    it speaks volumes.
    speaking of volumes...i say WRITE GIRLFRIEND.
    WRITE AWAY and i for one...will read.
    i will read your books and send copies to everyone i know and say....
    READ THIS BOOK BY, ABOUT and BECAUSE of a beautiful, bountiful, blissful girl named carissa.
    Thank you so much for the kind comments about my children.
    You are a sweetheart and i feel oh so blessed that our paths of friendship have crossed.

  3. i adore this picture of you relaxing into everything! love your math equation, your being true, your B words (bountiful, beautiful, blissful)...i was SOOOO happy to see another post by you because all you say resonates with my soul. i just love you being you & sharing you out loud!!! xoxo from your friend in minnesota!

  4. what a beautifully authentic, raw, open, healing post!!!!

    i am so moved by all that you had to say!!!
    and i second my dearest friend Chrissy when she said to you "WRITE GIRLFRIEND"!!!!

    write for us.
    write for you.
    drip soul and life unto the masses (LOOOOOOOOVED THIS LINE!!)

    beautiful, peaceful, blissful, bountiful photo of you my sweet!!

    happy happy monday to you

  5. Go, baby, go! The world is waiting for your special brand of genius!


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