Don’t where it started, this shame around being happy, experiencing personal gratification.
Who made it feel so taboo that now we have to encourage each other to be what is natural for us as beings?
What I do know, is that I make sure I love myself and appreciate myself to practice this everyday.
It could be the smallest gesture like reading one page from my favorite book. Nothing big to start with because that creates anxiety and hopelessness.
Be kind, loving, and compassionate during moments of sadness. Because through any contrast, desire for happiness and well-being is born and the possibility for its manifestation.
And the hope of something better is always a pleasurable experience.