Training To Be Happy

Troy Ismir
2 min readDec 5, 2022

Training As a Spiritual Athlete

This may seem like a strange thing to say, but I am going to say it anyway. I am training to be happy. I am learning to allow myself to feel good and notice when I feel bad.

I have conditioned myself over the years to be unhappy. My prior conditioning has led me to believe that when I am happy it makes other people sad.

The truth is I am only responsible for my own happiness. If someone is dependent on me for their happiness, that is on them. They have not done the inner work to find their inner joy.

The best thing I can do for myself and everyone else is to choose to be happy. I am training my mind to be happy as a spiritual athlete in the energy gym of life.

It All Starts With My Thought Life

It all starts and ends with my thought life. I have trained myself to go negative over the years. The pattern has been to be sad or let things bother me when they really are insignificant.

My new practice is letting life unfold going with the flow choosing joy in the present moment.

My mind is powerful, but I haven’t fully realized that power. What has held me back is letting thoughts control me instead of controlling my thoughts.

I have seen myself as small, limited and powerless being the victim of my own thoughts.

I am training to be happy. It’s a hell of a lot more fun than being sad, angry or agitated.

Doing Things That Make Me Happy

I am allowing myself to do things that make me happy. I am rekindling my passion for golf. I get lost in the flow state when I play golf. I lose all sense of time. That is my happy place.

I get lost in writing. When I allow myself to write for myself, it makes me happy.

I am writing this blog post for me and choosing to share it with you. That makes me happy.

I feel like a beginner at this happy thing, but I am going to keep training to be happy.

There has been a lot of stuff that has been buried in my subconscious that has kept from experiencing happiness in my life.

Happiness Is My Natural State

Happiness is my natural state, it just got covered up with all of my past conditioning over the years.

I am chipping away at my past conditioning doing the healing work necessary to get back to my true nature of bliss.

Happiness is a choice.

I am choosing to be happy more and more every day.

Will you join me in being happy?

Troy Ismir, MS

Spiritual Warrior

Inner Transformation Coach

troyismir.com

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Troy Ismir

My mission is to help men get out of quiet desperation by realizing their true & innermost Self, experiencing a deep peace that transcends human understanding.