Thought for the Day

Our most valuable asset is our attention because it is the foundation on which everything we experience is built.

Where we invest our attention has a greater impact on the quality of our life than any other investment.

Thought for the Day: What Doesn’t Change?

What Doesn’t Change?

  1. Stuff is how it is when it is that way until it isn’t.

  2. You are the energy in which all stuff is.

  3. Your ability to feel how you want (access the energy you want) does not depend in any way on stuff being or changing in a particular way because you ARE the energy. Your ability to feel however you want when you want only depends on you remembering what doesn’t change.

Tired From Trying To Figure Out What Will Happen?

Tired from trying to figure out what will happen? You are definitely not alone. Although it might feel like there’s way more stress than normal right now, what if there’s also an equally valuable opportunity for us because of the stress? Check out this idea and if you’re willing, try out the experiment at the end and see how much stress you might alleviate today.

The unwillingness to be here without knowing IS the ego.

The ego feels like it’s not enough because it expects itself to be able to always know what and how things will happen and it doesn’t have the capacity to do that.

Whenever it predicts accurately it was little more than a lucky guess or a practiced strategy that worked only for a limited time period in a limited environment.

Life is constantly showing us our ego’s inability to know, so the ego might begin to feel less and less successful especially during periods of increased uncertainty. When we believe that we are our ego, then that’s when “we” feel unsuccessful and like we’re not enough. But in reality, we are not our ego and we really have no reason to expect ourselves to be able to always have everything figured out all the time. In fact, maybe it’s quite the opposite: maybe the time, energy and focus we spend expecting ourselves to know what and how things will happen is all that’s in the way of us noticing the perfect thing to do next right in front of our face.

During periods of increased uncertainty, this habit of our ego can get ramped up and be in high gear as the ego feels more pressure to get things figured out quickly. This also presents us with the opportunity to notice it happening more clearly and to experiment with how it might feel if we didn’t do it as much. It might be the opportunity to notice what’s been holding us back from much of our potential happiness even when things are “normal”.

Finding a way to notice what willingness we do have now to be here without knowing is one way to experience what life without this habit might be like. If taking a break from trying to figure “it” out seems exciting right now, here’s a simple phrase that can help:

In the middle of whatever you’re doing a few different times today, try asking yourself: “How am I willing to be here without knowing, now?” And notice how you feel. You might be surprised at how much less stress you feel. You might also be surprised by what new ideas you notice if you stay with the experience a little longer.

Thought for the Day:

How would it feel to experience your life always knowing that everything that happens makes you:

More alive and complete

Stronger, healthier and happier

More loved and loving

Richer

You are the energy that is experiencing life this way already no matter what the circumstances. Choosing to put slightly more attention on this energy than on your circumstances IS completely changing your experience now.

How to End Your Suffering?

Suffering is forgetting to notice you are the love you want now.

The cure for suffering is remembering to notice you are the love you want now.

Finding a way to remember you are the love you want now when you are suffering, is ending your suffering.

Here are some question ideas that can help:

“How am I the love I want now?”

“How am I the energy I want now?”

“How am I nothing more than the energy I want now?”

If a question like one of these is at the front of your mind when you begin to suffer, you are beginning to remember you are the love you want now and your suffering is becoming not suffering.

Finding a way to have a question like one of these at the front of your mind is ending your suffering.

What is Confidence and How Can We Have More of It?

Confidence in a situation is nothing more than the awareness that you are the one who chooses the labels for yourself and for what you are experiencing.

Confidence in life is nothing more than the awareness that you are doing this every moment in every situation.

Want to feel more confidence in a particular situation?

Find a way to become more aware that you are the one choosing the label for yourself in the situation and then find a better label.

Here’s a question that can help. While you are in the situation, ask yourself:  “How can I label myself as the best person ever now?”

Worried you might come off as conceited if you do this? You won’t because your version of the best person ever is not conceited (or else you wouldn’t be worried about it).

The 3 Simplest Steps to Being Happy with Something

Sometimes the only thing in the way of us being happy with something is our own requirements that we have put on it.

Often times, without even realizing it, we can unconsciously require that a situation be a particular way before we will allow ourselves to be (and feel) how we want in the situation.

These requirements most often come from our past and what we have grown to believe about how things “should” be in certain types of situations and they are usually the root cause of us being unhappy with the situation in the first place.

Sometimes simply becoming aware of what requirements we have put on a situation and deciding to no longer require them, is all it takes for us to become happy with the situation.

If this sounds like it might apply to something going on in your life, try these 3 ultra simple steps and see if they improve your experience.

Step 1: Think of a situation you wish was different and ask yourself:

“What am I requiring of this situation in order to be how I want to be with or in it?”

This could be something like “I’m requiring that the person treats me with more respect” or “I’m requiring that my job pays me more money” etc.

Step 2: Let go of the requirement and decide that you being how you want to be is more important than this requirement happening. Decide you will always choose to be how you want to be in this situation from now on, whether this former requirement of yours happens or not.

Step 3: Notice how you feel about the situation now. You may have to go through the steps several times to discover and let go of all your requirements before you feel 100%. Also discovering and letting go of any requirement you have put on yourself in the situation can be helpful too.

Book a House Concert with Andy Harrison and the Ambassadors of Possibility!

Book a House Concert!

With Andy Harrison and the Ambassadors of Possibility

The World’s Leading Artists in the Field of Transformational Rock Music!

 

Hi everyone!

As you know, I’ve been writing and recording songs about transformation for a long time now and have also had the privilege of performing many of these songs live with my favorite band ever – Andy Harrison and the Ambassadors of Possibility, with Catherine Bede on keyboards and backing vocals and Mark Newton on drums and cajon. We’ve had the opportunity to perform several hundred events over the past few years and we are now very excited about taking our concerts to the next level which means involving you in a new, fun and unique way!

We have decided to bring our music directly to the people who love it most and partner with anyone inspired to join us in creating unique, fun and transformative house concert experiences that help make the world better one song and one concert at a time. The concerts are most often done on a donation basis so the focus can stay on the music, fun and transformation.

We’re sending out this email/post to find out who might be interested in hosting a house concert with us and to begin booking the first of these events. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please read the rest of this email/post and message me back and we can work out the details.

Thanks so much for being such a big part of our music and we’re looking forward to the possibility of seeing you at a house concert or upcoming event soon!

With love and all possibilities,

-Andy Harrison

Email: Andy@AndyHarrisonMusic.com

Website: AndyHarrisonMusic.com

Phone: 971-404-7553

 

Here are more details on the house concerts and how to set one up:

 

Why Book a House Concert?

 

  • You get private concert(s) at your house
  • You get to help create a unique, fun and transformational concert experience your friends and family will love and remember
  • You get to work with a transformative team making the world better

 

 

What’s Involved?

 

  • You host a private, one hour concert (or concerts) at your house (or other place you have access to)
  • You invite your friends
  • We create a unique, fun and positive experience together that helps make the world better

 

 

Where do the Concerts Happen?

 

  • In your home or any place you have access to that can hold 20 or more guests

 

 

Who can be a Host?

 

  • Anyone who loves our music 
  • Anyone who is excited about hosting a house concert
  • Anyone who can get a minimum of 20 adults to be at the concert. Not sure? Consider hosting with a friend or two.

 

 

When do the Concerts Happen?

 

  • We will work with you on choosing the best date and time for your house concert. Concerts can happen any day of the week or on weekends and the time of year can vary based on our touring schedule.

 

 

How do I Book?

 

  • We’ll work with you on the details and booking your first house concert

 

 

 What if?

 

  • What if we create an amazing concert experience together that has a lasting positive impact on all who attend?
  • What if they spread that positivity to everyone they interact with?
  • What if by doing this, we are making the world better in the most exciting ways possible now?

 

 

How to Overcome Any Challenge: Love it More

When we experience a challenge in any part of our life: with money, with relationships, with our health,  with time, with direction, etc., what is the cause of the challenge?

Think of something in your life that you think could be going better right now and consider this answer: the cause of the challenge is that you are not loving it enough.

Whatever you think of as the challenging situation, consider that the complete cause of it being a challenge to you right now is that you are not loving the situation enough.

So what is love and how do we love something more (especially when it’s challenging)?

Consider this answer: love is nothing more than attention without judgement.

Love is simply focusing on something without judging it or yourself. Simply focusing on something (anything) without judging it or yourself (having thoughts about what it means or what you are) creates the experience of appreciating it. Keep focusing on it a little longer or more often without judgement and a deepening of that appreciation naturally grows into the experience of love.

Think about it. This is the same thing that happens with parents and their newborn children, the same thing that happens with many people with their pets, and the same thing that happens with many people and an activity they love to do. In focusing on the child, the pet or the activity without judgement, they also loose the judgement of themselves and love is the natural result.

So love is not something we do, it is something we stop doing (judging) when focusing on something.

So the cause of any challenge in your life is: You are not focusing on it without judgement of it or yourself enough.

Think again about the situation in your life. How might your experience of it change if you tried focusing on it without judging it or yourself more?

You might discover that your judgement itself is what created and maintained the situation being how it was.

Try it out and see what happens :-).

 

How to Rewire Your Brain for Maximum Happiness by Memorizing One Sentence?

Neuro Scientists are discovering that the main cause of human unhappiness is an area of the brain they are calling the default mode network.

The default mode network is a collection of neural connections in our brain that traps our attention and focuses it on certain thoughts for most of our time during each day.

The thoughts that the default network focuses our attention on are primarily about who it has decided we are and how that relates to what has, is and might happen with our circumstances.

In my own research, I’ve found that there are three main thoughts within the default mode network that appear to generate all the other thoughts that it focuses our attention on: a judgment about who we are, a judgement about what’s happening now, and a judgement about how we should interact with what’s happening now. These thoughts are the assumptions that:

  1. We are not worthy of all the love we want now so
  2. We need to control certain circumstances because
  3. We want things to be different than they are

My theory is that these three assumptions relate to the three main sections of our brain and provide often times less than ideal answers to the questions who am I, what is this and what do I do now?

I’ve been experimenting for quite some time on how we can redirect our attention away from the default mode network to improve our experience by using questions that allow us to focus beyond it when we want to. Simply by asking ourselves a different question, we can break our attention free from the assumptions of our default mode network. Repeating a question can make new pathways in our brain and create a new habit that makes this easier and easier to do over time.

The latest version of this is one question that addresses all three main thoughts of the default mode network and is designed to help us break free from all three at once. Try this out if this seems exciting and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Here is the question:

How is letting this moment be how it is

and allowing the best thing to happen next,

me being worthy of all the love I want now?

 

Thought for the Day:

If our brain’s labeling process is what creates our experience

and

We have the ability to choose whatever labels we want

and

Asking questions is our brain’s way of  directing our attention

then

What are the best questions we could ask to create our best experience possible today?

Maybe something like these?

How am I whatever I want to be now?

How is this everything I want happening now?

How is everything I want happening now?

 

Your I Frame: The Key to Experiencing Your Best Life Now?

What if life is nothing but our best possibilities wanting to happen now?

Picture life as an empty field of energy and information containing all possibilities; nothing but pure potential.

Now picture that we have the ability to draw a frame around this field and put it anywhere we want. Wherever we put this frame determines which possibilities we experience in life. If we put the frame over stuff we want, we experience stuff we want. If we put this frame around stuff we don’t want, that’s what we experience. We have the ability to make this frame as big or small as we want and we have the ability to move it any moment we choose to.

Now picture that this frame is created by what we’re saying we are now. Whatever we’re saying we are right now IS us putting that frame over the field of all possibilities called life and it is bringing the possibilities inside that frame into our experience. If we say we are hating life now, more of the things that we are likely to hate will come into our experience. If we say we are loving life now, more of the stuff we are likely to love will come into our experience because we have moved the frame to those possibilities. If we say we are not worthy of what we want, then we experience not getting what we want or we feel undeserving if we do. If we say we are worthy of having what we want, then the opposite happens. Wherever we move the frame that’s what we get. I’m calling this frame our “I frame”. Your I frame is simply how you are filling in the blank to the statement “I am _______ now”.

What if by simply being more aware of what we are saying we are (where we are putting our I frame), we can completely change our experience anytime we want?

What if life is, always has been and always will be trying to give us the best possibilities for us, but is limited by where we choose to put our I fame? What if anytime we don’t love what is happening, it’s not because life has given us a raw deal, but it’s because that’s the best life was able to do with where we were putting our I frame in that moment? What if simply by moving our I frame to a different place will allow possibilities we want more into our experience even in the very next moment?

What if all the suffering we have ever experienced has been caused by us being unaware that we had our I frame in a less than ideal place?

What if the power we have in this life is to decide where we put our I frame now; what we choose to say we are every moment?

What if our life always wants us to have all the best possibilities every moment and is doing everything it can to bring them into our experience and it has been waiting for us to align our I frame with those possibilities?

What if by defining what we are, we are also defining what’s possible for us?

If you’re finding this idea exciting, try out these three questions throughout the day to help align your I frame with your best possibilities anytime you’re feeling less than you want. Ask yourself throughout the day:

“How am I completely loving life now?”

“How am I doing the most exciting thing now?”

“How am I whatever I’m saying I am now?”

In my experience so far, no matter what is happening, one of these questions will quickly allow more happiness and better possibilities into your experience.

 

Everything that happens is offering us the opportunity to:

B – Be open to an even better possibility now

L – Love what’s happening even more now

I – Identify even more completeness in our life now

S – Stay creating even better things now

S- See an even better benefit to what’s happening now

 

Thought for the Day:

The only thing that ever stops you from being happy is you wanting things to be different.

Choose to not want things to be different more often and you will automatically be happier more often.

What is Your Purpose for Living?

We always have the choice of two main purposes for doing what we do:

A) To attempt to complete the imaginary idea of “me” that only exists as thoughts in our head or

B) To notice and act in alignment with what is actually true, beyond just the thoughts in our head.

What is actually true can only be discovered each moment through noticing what’s happening now.

Some words that could be used to describe what might be actually true are:

All (including you) is open loving completeness creating joyfully what’s happening now.

How would it feel to wake up each day noticing and acting in alignment with all (including ‘me”) is open loving completeness creating joyfully what’s happening now?

How Your Life is Already Perfect

Our brains have developed two main filters (the intrinsic and extrinsic neural networks) that cause us to sometimes perceive ourselves as not yet complete. When our attention is focused only on these two networks, most or all of our energy is focused on attempting to get circumstances to complete us by either avoiding any situation we think will not complete us or by getting to situations we think will.

We mistakenly assume that A) we are not yet complete and B) that control over circumstances can “make” us complete. This automatically creates fear, anxiety and experiences that are less than happy. This game is unwinnable because it is not real, it’s simply made out of pictures (thoughts) in our head.

The Goal Behind all Goals: What do we really want?

When we set a goal, we imagine that a particular circumstance in the future will allow us to feel more of the feelings we want most by completing a picture we have or want to have of ourselves. We don’t want the particular circumstance as much as we want what we assume it will give us: the feeling of being complete. Often times, through setting a goal with this intention, we keep the circumstances we want away from our experience because sometimes what is required to create a particular circumstance IS us feeling complete already. Have you ever done this?

Regardless of what we choose though, our life continues to create the very best opportunities for us to notice we are complete now. Any time we experience something that we don’t prefer, it is in fact, the most efficient way for us to notice we are complete now if we choose to. When we are not already choosing to notice we are complete, life has to make some circumstances less that what we prefer (smack us on the head) so we’ll  pay closer attention to it and hopefully start noticing we are already complete in these circumstances; to notice we can stop trying to control the situation and see that we already are everything we want. This is the reason for human suffering. The less we are noticing how we are already complete in a circumstance, the more we can potentially suffer with it until we do.

When we recognize that what we really want beyond any circumstance is to feel complete and that life is giving us the best opportunities (the best circumstances) to get what we really want (feeling complete) every moment, we can begin to allow our life to continue giving us what we want more easily. All we really have to do is accept that what is happening is our best opportunity to get more of what we want most (feeling complete), be open to noticing how we are complete now, and  life will continue to do the rest.

As we begin noticing that we are complete more often and feeling more complete in general, the circumstances we experience can be more in line with what we prefer more often because we don’t need to be reminded (smacked on the head) that we are already complete as often.

This is how our life is always perfect whether we recognize it or not. Life got your back!

 

Hope: The Silent Creator of Fear

Have you been looking for a way to eliminate worry, stress or anxiety about something in your life?

Have you tried a bunch of different things only to have the feelings not improve or come back, sometimes even stronger?

Well you are definitely not alone and one of the reasons this happens to all of us at times is what I’m calling the silent creator of fear: hope.

It’s because Inside our heads, hope and fear are actually the same thing. Hope and fear are nothing more than the expectation that something will complete us in some way; we imagine that a particular situation or circumstance will at some point complete the picture of ourselves.

Hope is when it’s looking likely. Fear is when it’s not.

The only way to eliminate fear (worry, stress or anxiety) about a situation is to eliminate the expectation that some version of it (the situation changing in a particular way) will complete us in some way.

In other words, the only way to eliminate fear is to give up hope.

I know this sounds like bad news, but it’s really not. It’s actually the best news ever!

Scientists Discover the Cause of Unhappiness?

Scientists are discovering that the development of our ego (what they are calling the intrinsic neural network) in our brains as we gain the ability to talk, could very well be the main cause of unhappiness in our lives.

Without the filters of language before we have labels for things, we feel unlimited and complete more easily and more often. As we learn a language and begin assigning labels to things, especially to our idea of “me”, our experience of feeling complete and unlimited becomes ‘limited’ by the labels themselves.

Here’s my own personal story of how this has played out in my life so far.  Are there similarities to what’s happened with you?

  1. As a kid I began feeling less than complete as my ego began to develop around age 2 1/2 – 7.
  2. I began expecting my Mom to complete me by giving me more attention.
  3. No amount of attention ever felt like it was enough and I remained feeling incomplete and blaming her lack of attention and possibly myself for not being enough to get the attention I wanted, believing that if I got the attention I would feel permanently complete.
  4. As I grew older, I decided to avoid people and circumstances that I liked a lot (what I thought of as liking “too much”) so that I would never expect the people and circumstances in my life to complete me and I would never have to feel constantly disappointed or reminded that deep down I still didn’t feel complete.
  5. I never realized (until now) that no person or circumstance, no matter how much I like them or not, can ever complete me because I am, in reality, already complete and the only thing in the way of me experiencing myself as complete is my own idea that I am not (my ego), and the only solution to me not experiencing myself as complete is to refuse to expect any person or circumstance (even the ones I like a lot) to ever complete me and to notice more often that I am complete now no matter what is happening and no matter what happens.

Thought for the Day: What’s Wrong with Humans?

We have repeated the thought that we are separate from the love we want so many times that us assuming that it’s true has become a habit, and instead of us reexamining this assumption, we have continued to invest our attention, energy and actions on the misinterpretation of reality that suggests we can get the love we want by controlling our circumstances.

 

Thought for the Day:

Money is a reflection of how much value you perceive yourself having to others.
Love is a reflection of how lovable you perceive yourself to be to others.
Health is a reflection of how powerful you feel in life.
Creativity and living your life’s purpose is a reflection of how connected to perfection you perceive yourself to be.
Change your perception of yourself and you change the reflection.

Discover more at the upcoming Get F**king Happy! Class:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1385745244917428/

How to Solve Any Problem

The solution to every problem: Stop trying to use the circumstance to complete yourself.

You doing this IS the problem.

The underlying problem behind every problem is that you are trying to use the circumstance to complete yourself in some way. When you do this, you create expectations around what is happening that severely limit your access to most of the available solutions to the problem.

Instead of staying open to all available solutions, you focus only on the select few ways things can happen that you have decided will complete you in the way you want. Your brain creates rules about what, where, when, with whom and how things must happen. This prevents you from noticing most of the available options that could easily and quickly solve the problem.

Your ego’s “why” to solve the problem of: “I need to solve this so I can complete myself”, is the main barrier to most available solutions.

By refusing to allow your ego to expect the circumstance to complete you, you eliminate the main barrier to all possible solutions and you gain access to them.

Find a way to stop expecting the circumstance to complete you and you find your best possible solutions.

You have the power to solve any problem because you have the power to stop expecting any circumstance to complete you in any way.

 

Get F**king Happy! Class Nov 14th in Hillsboro OR

Get F**king Happy! Class

Thursday November 14th 7 -9PM

at Catherine Bede Gallery: 230 E Main Street Suite D, HIllsboro OR 97123

Cost: $20

Click here to register

Let’s Get You F**king Happy!!!

Are you experiencing one of those times where you’re feeling less than f**king happy?

Have you been looking for a way to get back to feeling f**king happy again or maybe feeling f**king happy for the first time?

Well you are definitely not alone and now you can easily and quickly do this at the Get F**king Happy class!

The Get F**king Happy Class is a class that gives you the latest tools, strategies and confidence based on the latest neuroscience to get past the bullsh*t and get yourself feeling good again in just a matter of minutes, days and weeks!

In this fun group class, we will provide you with a personalized step by step plan to discover your own best solutions to improving your experience now and anytime you want to in the future!

We’ll start with getting you feeling f**king better right now with three simple shifts science has found will change your experience immediately.

We’ll then learn how our brains create our experience and the three long term shifts you can make to stay feeling like you want and producing the results you want every day. This will include a personalized step by step plan for you to apply this to the specific bull sh*t in your life and a way to continue to find your own very best solutions to be as happy as f**king possible as things change.

You’ll come away from the class feeling empowered, more confident and f**king happier than you did before with ways to continue to make the changes you want.

Why not indulge yourself right now – after all, the class is only $20!

The class is led by entrepreneur and happiness author Andy Harrison. Andy is a licenced NLP practitioner, a Happiness Coach and author of the book “Grow Happy! The 5 Transforming Steps of Lasting Happiness” and the AndyHarrisonMusic.com blog.

And no, this is not a joke – this is a completely f**king real class.

Click here to register

Thought for the Day: 3 Steps to Maximum Happiness

1) Be happy beyond circumstances 

Accept what is and focus beyond thoughts

2) Stay creating the best possible circumstances

Do the most exciting thing now

3) Refuse to be trapped by your ego

Refuse to assume you are not enough to be how you want to be now

and refuse to expect any circumstance to complete you in any way

 

Thought for the Day

Focus attention beyond thought = bliss

Focus attention only on the thoughts that work the absolute best to get the results you want = happiness with your circumstances

Focus attention on anything else = a life that is less exciting than it could be

How to Get Over Your Sh**t?

Here are 5 questions to empower yourself to get over sh**t.

You might experience getting over sh**t more like getting through, around and bigger than the sh**t to the point it’s no longer sh**t anymore.

If you find yourself in some sh**t, ask yourself:

  1. How have I been assuming this has the power to stop me from choosing the energy I want to feel now?
  2. What would it feel like to be absolutely certain I could choose the energy I want to feel in this situation from now on? Let yourself fully feel what it would feel like.
  3. What would I have to believe is true to make this a reality?
  4. What would I have to no longer believe is true to make this a reality?
  5. What would have to happen in order for this new positive belief or these new positive beliefs to be my main belief(s) about this situation from now on?

Is This What Life’s Job Is?

I guess we can never know with 100% certainty, but it seems like what’s going on here so far with this life is that life’s job could very well be to show us all the circumstances where we are mistakenly assuming:

“This situation has the power to stop me from choosing the energy I want to feel right now.”

in order to give us the opportunity to notice:

“I have the ability and the responsibility to choose the energy I want to feel no matter how this situation is ever.”

It seems like life will keep bringing us to this same opportunity until we learn it or die.

Anyone else noticing this?

How to Eliminate Problems

A problem is anytime something happens that you don’t like and that you doubt whether you can do anything to change – you doubt whether you are at cause with it or not.

When you don’t doubt that you are at cause with something, whatever happens with it is never a problem, it’s just a situation that you are dealing with – it’s something that you are at cause in changing.

You can eliminate all your problems for the rest of your life if you define yourself as:

“I am nothing less than the total cause of everything I experience.”

Then everything you experience will be either things that are close enough to what you want to not need changing, or things that you are changing.

You might be amazed to discover how much information about how to change something you have been overlooking simply by assuming you couldn’t.

Then you can truly say: “I don’t have problems, I just have some things that I’m changing right now.”

The next time you think you are having a problem, try asking yourself:

“How am I choosing to define myself now?”

And then try on this definition and see what happens:

“I am nothing less than the total cause of everything I experience.”

 

What if you could choose everything that happens in your life?

What if you could choose everything that happens in your life?

Would things be different than they are now, and if so how?

What if we actually ARE choosing everything that happens in our life already and we simply haven’t noticed that it has been happening all along?

What if we just never considered that we could choose what happens and so we have been living as if that isn’t happening?

What if no one ever told us that we have this ability and so we have not been aware that we have been choosing everything that happens all along and what if they way things are now in our life is just a reflection of as good as things can get without us being aware that this is how life is actually operating?

What if it has been like we have been behind the wheel of a moving car but no one ever told us we were the driver, so we have been accepting wherever the car takes us as “just the way it is”?

 How might it feel to consider yourself as the driver?

What if we experimented with this and begin to explore what could happen if we considered the possibility that we already are choosing everything that happens in our life now?

What would we focus on then?

How might life feel different?

How might we define ourselves differently?

What would we do that we’re not doing now?

How would we react differently to what happens?

 

Here are five questions that might be exciting to ask yourself whenever you “forget” you are choosing:

 

What possibilities am I choosing to notice now?

What energy am I choosing to feel now?

How am I choosing to define myself now?

What conditions am I choosing to create now?

What benefits am I choosing to experience now?

How to Instantly Know What’s Important and What’s Not

If what’s most important to you in life is to always be as happy as possible AND to simultaneously always experience the best possible circumstances, then this goal automatically creates a priority list of what is important for you to care about and what is not.

If this is our goal, and we continue to pursues it, we discover that one of the requirements to making it happen is that we always make the ongoing process of continually creating optimal conditions in our life more important than any one result or event that ever happens in our life.

We can never know what will happen so it is impossible for us to ever guarantee any result. We can guarantee that we will keep creating optimal conditions though, no matter what happens, and this is where our power to effect change in our life really is.

You might discover your job is never to guarantee any result (because that is literally impossible). Your job is to keep creating optimal conditions so that the best results can naturally happen however they do.

Once we are clear on this, then it can be very easy to instantly know how important anything that happens in our life is:

What happens is only as important as it helps you stay excited about continuing to create optimal conditions.

So in other words, care about what happens only as much as it is helping you stay excited about continuing to create optimal conditions in every area of your life.

So in your life right now, how important is money? How important are certain people? How important is your health? How important is doing what you love?

If what’s most important to us is to always be as happy as possible AND to simultaneously experience the best circumstances as possible, then all of the things above have the perfect amount of importance in our life that can become really clear when we remember what our job really is.

-Andy

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Not Sure What to Do?

Just remember:

All great ideas came from not knowing.

 

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What Must Happen to Be Happy Long Term? (2)

Your ability to stay happy in life is your ability to choose how you answer this question with everything you experience:

“What has more power to influence my experience, this or me?”

If you want to stay happy, your job is to keep this first control slider in the picture below in the happiness zone – at 5 or above and to remember you always have the power to do this!

One way you can make this easier is to choose how you answer this next question with everything you experience:
 
“What’s more important to do with this, guarantee the outcome or keep creating optimal conditions?”
 
If you want to make staying happy easier, your can keep this second control slider in the happiness zone – at 5 or above and again, remember you always have the power to do this!

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What Must Happen to Be Happy Long Term?

Your ability to stay happy in life is your ability to choose how you answer this question with everything you experience:

“What has more power to influence my experience, this or me?”

If you want to stay happy, your job is to keep this knob in the happiness zone – at 5 or above and to remember you always have the power to do this!

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Thought for the Day: What is Fear?

Fear is having a strong desire for a certain outcome because you think you might not be enough without it.

A lack of fear is having no desire to control or guarantee any outcome because you recognize you are the source of all you experience.

-Andy

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Thought for the Day

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Thought for the Day

Love everything that is happening now

because it is the foundation on which

the rest of your life is being built.

-Andy

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Phrase of the Day

Try asking yourself this today with everything that happens:

“How is this even more perfect now?”

(and I think it might work even better with sarcasm!)

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Two Most Important Decisions You Can Make Today

Every day each of us gets to decide one thing: how am I going to deal with stuff today?

What if any answer you could come up with for that question fell into only one of two categories?

And what if acting on answers from one of these categories automatically allowed you to be at your highest possible levels of happiness and create the best possible circumstances?

And what if acting on answers from the second category did the opposite?

If you knew this to be true, wouldn’t you think it would be super important to know what these two categories were and to be really clear which one of them contained the choices you were making today?

What if we pretend all this is true and find out if it rings true with our experience of life so far? And if it does, what if we decide to try this idea out with the decisions we make today or beyond and find out if it really works to improve our experience or not?

Are you with me?

What if the most important part of the decisions we make about how to deal with stuff is our main intention behind the decision: the most important reason to us about why we are doing it? In other words, what if our main intention (or number one reason) is the main part of what creates one result verses another?

What if the first category of answers to the question “how am I going to deal with stuff today?” are those where your main intention is to KEEP CREATING NEW STUFF?

Where your number one reason for doing it is to keep making new improvements with money, keep creating new experiences with and learning new ways of relating to the people in your life, keep finding new ways of being even healthier, keep discovering new things about yourself and acting on your most exciting ideas, etc.

What if any action you take with this as your main intention automatically helps you be at your highest levels of happiness and create the best possible circumstances?

What if the second category of answers are those where your main intention is to CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS TO EXISTING STUFF?

Where your number one reason for doing it is to control or try to guarantee how things will be with your money, with the people in your life, with your health, with your personal growth, etc.

What if any action you take with this as your main intention automatically creates the opposite results from those in the first category?

If we found this to be true, we would want to make sure, with each decision we make, to ask ourselves:

“Which am I wanting most in making this decision, to KEEP CREATING NEW STUFF or to CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS TO EXISTING STUFF? wouldn’t we?

-Andy

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Thought for the Day: Trying to Get Guarantees is What Stops Us from Creating Our Perfect Life

As soon as we begin doing something to guarantee a result instead of doing it for the excitement of exploring and creating something new, we obstruct the connection between our experience and our perfect life. In other words, we stop creating the life we want.

Wanting a guarantee is us attempting to freeze life in a specific way because we think it would be better that way. It’s like we are watching a movie we have only heard about but not yet seen in a crowded theater and we are yelling at the person running the projector to stop the movie at a particular spot and keep it on that one frame for the remainder of the 1 1/2 hours because that’s the part of the movie we think we will like best. Even if the projector operator were to grant us our wish, we would be the only one happy about it – AND even after a few minutes, even we would be bored out of our mind.

But this is what we try to do with some or much of the stuff in our life, isn’t it?

-Andy

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Thought for the Day:

What Every Problem is Trying to Tell You:

“You are enough without having to have the result you want be guaranteed.”

 

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Your Perfect Life is WAAAAY Closer than You Think!

Your perfect life is already happening every moment waiting for you to participate in it’s ongoing creation.

All the abilities and resources you will ever need to build, maintain and continue improving your perfect life you always have access to at exactly the right moments in exactly the right amounts.

In fact, there is no separation between you and your perfect life – it IS who you are: you are your perfect life happening right now.

The only way you can ever not live your perfect life is by buying into the false assumption that you could be less than it.

When you begin to entertain the thought that you could be anything less than everything you want, you begin closing yourself off to the energy you want to feel, the ideas about what to do next to continue creating your perfect life, and the actions that would naturally allow it to continue being created.

You start to act as if you are less than how you would be in and as your perfect life.

Every moment we are faced with only one choice: the choice to think we might not be enough, or the choice to notice how we are everything we want happening now.

What might be the most exciting way you could remember to ask yourself anytime life feels less than effortless:

What do I want now?

Do I want to think I might not be enough?

Or do I want to notice:

“How am I everything I want happening now?”

“How am I everything I want happening now?”

“How am I everything I want happening now?”

-Andy

Could 2019 Be Your Most Fun Year Ever?

If questions are doorways to new possibilities, we get what we focus on and correct repetitions are the mother of skill, then what could happen by asking ourselves the following two questions?

“How can today be even more fun than yesterday?”

“How much more fun could life become if we ask ourselves that question every day for the next week, month or year?”

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Is Your Life Already Perfect and You Just Forgot to Notice?

What if the degree to which you are not experiencing everything as being perfect exactly as it is now, is the degree to which your attention is focused on thoughts that are showing you misinterpretations of the way things really are?

What if you could see through these misinterpretations and rediscover the perfection in your life in only a few minutes?

Try out these 8 simple steps and discover what you may have been overlooking:

  1. What seams less than perfect right now?  This is your answer #1
  2. How is this a potential threat to who you are? Fill in the blanks with your answers #2 and #3

“If (answer #1) doesn’t change, that could mean that I am (your answer #2) and that I am not (your answer #3).”

3. Fill in your answer #4:

“If I am (your answer #2) and I am not (your answer #3), that could mean that I am not worthy of (your answer #4).”

4. “If I am not worthy of (your answer #4), that might mean that I am not worthy of all the love that I want.”

Now let’s reverse it. Fill in your answers from above into the following statements:

  1. “If I choose to allow all the love I want into my body now, that could mean I am worthy of all the love I want now.”
Allow yourself to feel what it would feel like to be absolutely certain you are worthy of feeling all the love you want right now. Feel as much as you can in your entire body.
      2. “If I am worthy of all the love I want now, that could mean that I am worthy of (your answer #4)”
      3. “If I am worthy of (your answer #4), that could mean that I am always (your answer #3) and that I never have to be (your answer #2).”
      4. “If I am always (your answer #3) and I never have to be (your answer #2), that could mean that (your answer #1) might be perfect exactly as it is now and all I have to do is notice how.”

 

The One Step that Will Give You Everything You Want

Option 1: Know you are enough to have what you want easily now.

Option 2: If you don’t know it, decide to notice it now.

Option 3: If you don’t think you can decide to notice it now, wait for life to make not deciding to notice it now so painful that you realize  deciding to notice it now is your best option.

-Andy

Thought for the Day: Life’s Job is to Create Painful Situations

Life’s ultimate goal is for you to know yourself more fully.

Life’s job is to create painful situations that you find challenging to accept.

The purpose of these painful situations is to provide you with opportunities to know who you are beyond any thought about who you are.

The purpose is to help you more easily stop investing your attention, time and energy in thoughts about who you are and to notice you are life itself.

Since you are life itself. this is the process of you freeing yourself from any and all misinterpretations of who you are so you can know yourself more fully.

This is you helping yourself.

The more committed you are to a particular thought about who you are, the more trapped in it you are.

That’s why the more committed you are to a particular thought about who are, the more challenging the situations will become for it until you become free from that thought.

This is because the human body is first motivated by avoiding pain and then by moving towards pleasure.

Life needs to make these situations painful enough that you become motivated to stop investing your attention, time and energy in these thoughts.

Life is simply making your choice more clear – keep investing in this thought and experience more pain, or explore who you are beyond this thought.

Sometimes life has to create situations where someone continuing to invest in a particular thought about who they are becomes so unbearable that they feel their only options are to stop investing or die.

When you accept that life’s job is to create these painful situations for your benefit, you can suddenly feel grateful knowing that all of your life is completely on your side – even the challenging parts.

When you accept that life’s goal is for you to know yourself more fully, you can begin to work with life more fully by accepting everything that happens more quickly knowing that everything that happens is for your benefit.

You can relax more about your life turning out better in the future because that’s what it is always doing – it is continuing to get better – and it’s not willing to leave you behind.

You can relax knowing  life has you covered.

-Andy

 

What if We are How We Want to Feel?

What if we are the energy we want to experience?

In other words, what if we are how we most want to feel?

What f anytime we don’t feel like ourselves, it is simply because a thought has gotten in the way?

What if anytime we are not experiencing energy we want (anytime we are not feeling how we want), it is because the energy we want has become trapped in a thought: a thought that assumes that some ‘thing’ can and might change the energy we experience.

That ‘thing’ could be a job, a relationship, the shape of our body, an idea about how our next creation might turn out, really any circumstance or situation.

What if this thought is the only thing in the way of us experiencing our complete selves in that moment?

What if by simply choosing to no longer assume or expect that this ‘thing’ can or might change our energy (can or might change how we feel), we can instantly experience the energy we want again or in other words, we can instantly be ourselves again?

What if by simply no longer assuming or expecting that the job, the relationship, the shape of our body, the idea about how our next creation might turn out, etc can or might change the way we feel, we can instantly feel like our complete selves again?

-Andy

5 Steps to Total Bliss

What if total bliss is our natural state?
 
What if anytime we are not feeling total bliss it is because our attention has become focused away from this natural state, the feelings of total bliss, onto something that isn’t even real?
 
What if simply knowing that this is happening and having a way to notice and begin reversing it when it does, can help us more easily experience this natural state more often?
 
Here’s a new change pattern I’m working on to help reconnect with our natural state of total bliss anytime we’re not “feeling it”.
 
If this seems exciting, the next time you are feeling less than total bliss, try out the following five steps and start beginning to reverse the habit of focusing your attention away from your natural state and more permanently reconnect to total bliss. Ask yourself each question, notice the answers you get and how you feel at the end.

1. “How am I resisting total bliss right now?”

      Feel the resistance in your body. It might feel like a tightness or constriction.

2. “What thoughts am I focusing on instead?”

      Notice the who, what, where, when and why of the scenario being played out in your thoughts.

3. “What or who am I assuming has the power to determine if I am good or not in this situation?”

      Notice the specifics of how you have given over your power to decide whether you are good or not to something or someone in this              situation. 

    “Is this really true? Does it or do they really have that ability, or have I simply given it over to them in my mind?”

4. “How is it feeling to let go of this assumption and know this or they can’t determine whether I am good or not?”

Let yourself feel all the feelings of what it would feel like to be absolutely certain this or they can’t determine whether you are good or not.

5. “What could I decide right now that would make sure I never let a situation like this feel less than total bliss?

      Notice what ideas come to mind and what decision(s) you might now want to make.

-Andy

 

Space for the Day: Are We the Canvas of Our Life?

What if the space in which everything that is happening right now is the ultimate canvas?

What if we are the space in which everything that is happening right now?

What if everything that is happening in that space is the paint, the brushes, the tools, etc: all the elements that go into the creation of the perfect piece of art that is our life being created each moment?

What if when we stay focused on the whole canvas and participate with our greatest excitement in the creation of the perfect piece of art that is our life by simply guiding and allowing all the elements that are here to find their perfect place on the canvas each moment, it is easy to remember how fun life can really be?

Isn’t this how we did it when we were kids?

 

Space for the Day:

Never give away your power to define who you are to anyone for any reason.

The ones who love who you truly are will love you more, and the ones who only love what they want you to be for them will free up space in your life by no longer being there.

-Andy