The other day I was talking to a student about a recent setback she had at work. Jalpa is an engineer for a U.S. company devoted to cleaning up pollution that has offices in both New York City and the Silicon Valley. She has been a student in my programs for some time now, and I’m always impressed by her sheer resilience to persevere and push forward despite so many difficulties that come with living in a country not her own.
Jalpa’s family lives in Delhi and is decidedly upper-middle class; her life in India would no doubt be less stressful and easier. She is very close with her mother, grandmothers, siblings, and cousins – despite her hectic work schedule, she speaks or Skypes with them almost daily. I often wonder why Jalpa wants to be in America so badly when she is sacrificing so much…and how she can find happiness in everyday life, especially given the extremely hostile climate that immigrants, especially those who are not Caucasian, find themselves in the U.S.
So, in our last session, I asked her. And I believe her answer will resonate with you at a very personal level, which is why I’m sharing this story with you.
Jalpa quoted the Dalai Lama:
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
Jalpa went on to explain that she felt she had an obligation to do everything she could to help make the world a less polluted place, and she knew that she could be more impactful in the U.S. office — and that having a positive impact on the environment made her happy.
Together we can heal the world
Western culture has conditioned us to believe that happiness can be obtained instantly, whether it’s through a new relationship, a career with a bigger paycheck, a new house, or the hottest new tech gadget. Consequently, it’s not surprising that so many of us find ourselves physically sicker, mentally depressed, and spiritually empty.
Turns out, true happiness doesn’t happen simply by flipping a switch. You have to work at it…and the journey will be difficult at times. But you should also know that you have the power to change the path that you are on to live the life of your dreams.
Nearly 40 years ago, I discovered energy healing and it changed my life in ways that I never dreamed were possible. And the most amazing part of energy healing is that each and every one of us – yes, even you! – innately have the power to heal. In fact, your power to heal is packed with enough punch to mend wounds from your past and enough magic to spark a healthy and amazing new life; a life where the actions you take every day bring you true happiness.
To spread the word about healing yourself and healing the world, on Saturday, October 21st, I will be celebrating the very first Worldwide Healing Day. Together, we will grow the network of healing, accelerate our own personal healing and pass these gifts on to others. I would love it if you can join me to see what it’s all about; and it’s totally free, of course!