Funnily enough, we’re happy for a good reason because NY Times Bestselling Author of “Happy for No Reason”, Marci Shimoff is here to share her wisdom on what it really means to be create a happy life. Marci is generously giving away her Happy for No Reason Personal Learning MP3 and PDF Course (retail value $248).  Details on how to enter to win  Marci’s course follow her post. ***Giveaway below – Ends June 15th***

By Marci Shimoff

NY Times Bestselling Author
San Rafael, CA USA

Happiness for any reason is just another form of misery.
—The Upanishads

Deep inside, you know that true happiness doesn’t come from merely collecting an assortment of happy experiences, situations, or things. While there isn’t anything wrong with that kind of happiness –it just isn’t the whole picture. It’s what I call being “happy for good reason.”

At your core, you know there’s something more than this. And you’re right. It’s what I call being “happy for no reason”– a neurophysiological state of peace and well-being that isn’t dependent on external circumstances.  Happy for no reason isn’t elation, euphoria, mood spikes, or peak experiences that don’t last. It doesn’t mean grinning like a fool 24/7 or experiencing a superficial high. It isn’t an emotion. In fact, when you are happy for no reason, you can have any emotion—including sadness, fear, anger or hurt—but you still experience that underlying state of peace and well-being.

When you’re happy for ro reason, you bring happiness to your outer experiences rather than trying to extract happiness from them. You don’t need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness.

This is a revolutionary concept. Most of us focus on collecting reasons to be happy, stringing together as many happy experiences as
we can, like beads in a necklace, to create a happy life. We have to spend a lot of time and energy trying to find just the right beads so we can have a “happy necklace.”

Being happy for no reason, in our necklace analogy, is like having a happy string. No matter what beads we put on our necklace—good, bad or indifferent—our inner experience, which is the string that runs through them all, is happy, creating a happy life.

When you’re happy for no reason, it’s not that your life always looks perfect—it’s just that however it looks, you’ll still be happy.

Marci Shimoff is a celebrated transformational leader and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In addition to authoring the worldwide bestsellers, Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason, she is the co-author of six of the top-selling titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a featured teacher in the international movie and book sensation The Secret.

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Marci is giving away her Happy for No Reason Personal Learning MP3 and PDF Course (retail value $248)

In eight MP3 recordings and a 90-page PDF guidebook, you will learn practical, down-to-earth strategies based on the new science of happiness that will help you experience happiness “from the inside out.”The Happy for No Reason personal learning course guides you in a simple and effective way to:Take ownership of your happiness. You’ll focus on solutions instead of problems, find the gifts in life, and make peace with yourself.Not believe everything your mind tells you. You’ll question the validity of your thoughts, let go of thoughts that don’t serve you, and incline your mind toward joy.

Let love lead. You willl focus on gratitude, practice forgiveness, and spread lovingkindness. (This works as well in business as it does in your personal life.)

Make the cells of your body happy. You will learn to nourish your body, energize your body, and tune into your body’s wisdom.

Plug yourself into spirit. You will invite connection to your higher power, listen to your inner voice, and trust life’s unfolding.

Live inspired by purpose. You will find your passion, follow the inspiration of the moment, and contribute to something greater than yourself.

Cultivate nourishing relationships. You will learn how to tend to your relationships so that they grow, surround yourself with support, and see the world as your family.

To make your happiness journey more powerful, we’ve incorporated accelerated learning tools into the program, including a copy of the extraordinarily popular Happy for No Reason Paraliminal meditation.  This recording works with your inner mind to be happy from the inside out, and is encoded with Holosync audio technology which creates new neural pathways between the left and right brain hemispheres, balancing the brain, enhancing mental/emotional health, improving mental functioning and self-awareness, and healing unresolved emotional issues, all to support raising your baseline of happiness.You don’t have to have happy genes, win the lottery, lose 20 pounds, or become a saint. By the time you finish the Happy for No Reason course you will be experiencing more happiness. Follow the steps, which help you adopt habits that most happy people have, and you will live in an authentic state of sustained happiness for the rest of your life.

The giveaway for Marci’s books follow the same rules as the other Speakerpalooza giveaways:

1. To enter to win, comment on this blog, leaving an email address to contact you in case you win. The winner will be selected based on the quality of your comment and the traffic you drive to her post from your social media channels.
2. The giveaway runs from now until June 15th at midnight. Three winners will be chosen and contacted. They have 72 hours to reply before the prize defaults to the runner-up. Winners will be announced on June 25th here on the WSA featured blog.
3. Only one entry per giveaway. (But you can enter as many different Speakerpalooza giveaways as you want.)
4. International submission accepted!Click on “read more” to post and view comments.