They Didn’t Understand Life

Before I teach a yoga class I always look for something inspiring to share with the students before the practice to set the tone and to remember why we really come together to practice yoga.  Yesterdays quote was:

John Lennon

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

~ John Lennon

It is so important to remember that happiness doesn’t come from things.  If we are always saying in our mind “I’ll be happy when… I get a new job, a promotion, a new house, my dream car, my children behave themselves, all my kitchen cabinets are painted 😉 , there is no more war, when I have six-pack abs, etc…” We will never be happy.

Happiness involves being mindful, finding gratitude in each moment and enjoying the ride.  It is actually quite possible to be going through something uncomfortable, sad, frustrating, or hurtful in our lives and still maintain the ability to choose to be happy.

So, take a moment right now, enjoy where you are… be happy about something and let it improve your day and your life.

And feel free to share what makes you happy 🙂