Over the past year, I’ve been contemplating a lot about one thing. Happiness. And not just any ordinary version of the word: Lasting happiness.

What is lasting happiness? How do we achieve it? If the reason behind everything we do is to be happy, then what are we doing wrong?

We are looking for happiness in all the wrong places: our jobs, our relationships, etc. – things outside or ourselves to fulfill an inner sense of lack. Projecting happiness onto things outside of us can often lead us to disappointment, unfulfilled expectations and powerlessness. 

In some cases, you might be aware that even when you landed the perfect job, you still were not happy. 

Why is this? What’s the solution?  

Often, what prevents us from happiness is our negative thoughts. But, with the practice of meditation, you can learn to let go of what holds you back from being your authentically empowered self!

Many of us are becoming more and more conscious beings. A lot of my clients have been asking me about meditation classes and I want to share this resource with you. 

If you are in the NYC area, I encourage you to attend a meditation class. 

Check out these classes: Click Here

If you don’t live in the NYC area, google “meditation classes + (your area).” 

I attend weekly meditation classes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where I live). It has given me many additional tools to manage my life better and learn to be happier. From this place of inner happiness my relationships have improved, my business has doubled and overall I am experiencing a greater quality of life. 

In addition to classes, the teacher, Geshe Kelsang, has made an eBook available for f.ree download:Click Here 

Here’s a really powerful quote from the eBook:

“In recent years our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably, and as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happinessThere is no less suffering in the world today and there are no fewer problems. It could even be said that there are now more problems and greater dangers than ever before. This shows that the cause ofhappiness and the solution to our problems do not lie in knowledge of material things.Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes cannot be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind.” 

Yes, that’s right, it’s in your mind. And guess who has the power to change your mind? YOU. 

I spend 10 minutes meditating a day. I set my alarm on my iPhone and sit in my room on the floor; just 10 little minutes tuning into my breath. I invite you to do the same. Every time a thought arises, let it go and bring your attention back to your breath. Make this your daily practice. 

My friends and family have noticed a greater sense of peace in me and I wish for you the same. Meditation combined with training our minds are methods that are scientifically proven to createlasting happiness. 

Don’t forget to download your free eBook: Click Here 

I highly encourage you to use these valuable resources to improve your mind. After all, when you understand your own mind and are able to let go of limiting thoughts, you will be more effective in all areas of your life.