personal effort. You have to participate
relentlessly in the manifestations of
your own blessings.”
At first glance, it appears that our quote is telling us that we have to work hard to be happy.
And we do, but not in the way that it might seem. Our hard work takes place in the mental realm first. We have to decide to be happy, no matter what our circumstances are, and train our thinking to agree.
That’s Gratitude Principle #3, from the Gratitude ebook. We can be happy, but not satisfied. We seek to be more, do more, have more good people and things in our life even though we’re happy right now.
And as Gilbert says, we have to participate relentlessly in the creation of those good things, the blessings. That means clearly visualizing them and taking action to manifest them.
Our happiness means that we are working from a place of joy, not need. The Universe is not fond of desperation and thoughts of need.
We create best from gratitude and joy. It’s not passive creation, it’s active work as we deal with the people, places and things involved.
So check your mood throughout the day. Are you choosing to be happy? If not, what mental thought patterns do you have to change?
Then change them. Smile, and enjoy your happiness. Create from that place of joy. You’ll be amazed how it works.