Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wherever You Go, There You Are

"So much of what we think will make us happy, simply doesn't.
Of course, the idea that happiness comes from within is nothing new. Two thousand years ago Seneca cautioned that though you may 'cross vast spaces of sea' in an attempt to escape the stresses of your life, you will fail to find peace or happiness there because 'your faults will follow you withersoever you travel' as 'you flee along with yourself.' "~~Lisa Rivero

The above is a snippet from this article:

Growing Up on Purpose-Freedom from having to get what you want 


One point in this article is the message we've heard so many times before: happiness is not something that you find. It's something that you create. So, why do so many of us get stuck in "looking" for happiness? I'll stop now and say that this may sound contradictory to yesterday's post because I used the word "pursuit". However, I meant pursuit in the sense of striving. Pursuit in the sense of seeking ways to create your own happiness. Ok back to our regular show :-)

So, why do so many of us get stuck in "looking" for happiness? Ms. Rivero suggests that we're asking the wrong question. Rather than asking what do I want in order to be happy, we should ask what do I want to be. The answer to the last question will lead to a happier more fulfilled life, therefore giving us the freedom from having to get what we want. Makes you think, huh? :-) Well read the article and give me your take on it. I'll continue discussing this article in another post.

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I’m Trinka Polite! Georgia native! Aunt Extraordinaire (at least I think so)! Lover of divinely delicious food! Servant of God and I gratefully accept my calling as counselor, poet, and speaker. My mission? 

As a counselor, it is to empower you to access your full potential and live more authentically!

As a poet, it is to share words to inspire love, deliverance from hurtful situations and encourage a renewed relationship with God.

As a speaker, it is to provide a dynamic experience which will actively engage you and your group in learning and growing.

My professional background includes over 14 years as a Career Counselor providing education planning and career guidance.  I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and National Board Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology.  My publications include After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey and Pain is Fertile Ground—poetry collections focused on spiritual awakening and growth.

On a more personal note, the southern lady that I am loves to cook (have you seen my Pinterest board?) and have fun with my family!  Are there any two things that bring more joy to a G.R.I.T.S. (Girl raised in the south)? Lol 

I hope we stay connected because new ventures are on the way to enlighten your mind and to partner with you to chart a course for your success!  

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