We all want to be happy. Nobody starts their day thinking they would like to be depressed or miserable that day. The secret is more accessible and simpler than you think!

Using midnfulness, we can unlearn habits of mind that make us unhappy. In my work as a psychotherapist, I meet very capable and gifted individuals who, despite their amazing capacities, are tangled with such patterns of thinking. We can experience our lives with more difficulty than necessary.

Many individuals’ internal wisdom tells them there is more to life than the limited experience they are having, so they seek therapy to find what they intuitively know is available. The good news is that, like conditioning your body, all of us can condition our minds to enjoy its natural state of unencumbered freedom and joy.

I regularly share with my clients the mindfulness training that our mind needs. This training takes a few minutes every day, and the benefits are amazing! You can practice a few minutes daily for huge benefits, or you can slowly incorporate it in an incremental manner, for a slower but sure improvement in your life. Be sure to ask me about this, if you are interested and have not done it. It works great!

In this short but powerful video, Kelsang Nyema offers her insight on how to access our natural ability to be happy using — yes! You guessed it! — mindfulness. Her immensely kind and laid back attitude is the result of her powerful and clear mind.

I am greatly thankful for how she makes it all make sense. Enjoy!

Gen Kelsang Nyema, exuding a peacefulness that immediately connects with the audience, makes it all clear! The gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds.

Ariel Blau