A person that can choose thoughts that lean in the direction of happiness is a person that’s “aware of vibration, who is alert to emotion, who cares about how they feel and directs thoughts accordingly.” This, Abraham points out, is the only way anyone can be consistently happy.
The characteristics of alignment do not necessarily require overt expressions of happiness. Bliss is, vibrationally, the highest expression of joy, which is very expressive, sometimes outwardly. Abraham’s example is music; songs that raise the roof, as the expression goes.
Then there is the inward expressions like contemplation and meditation; connections to joy that, while as deep and powerful expressions of joy there is – is contained.
This video is closer to the former; you will get that when you get to the end of the video!
About half way through this video, Abraham asks, “Why this conversation is so much about the counter balance between” this woman in the “hot seat” and her mother; moving into the deeper issue that’s not only affecting this woman in particular but exposing the block we all encounter, social conditioning.
In our daily lives we notice how our friends, family, people we work with or even the fictional characters we see on TV or in the movies and compare ourselves to them. More often than not (if we are not conscious and choosing our thoughts) everyone else seems to be healthier, wealthier, wittier, better looking and in general better off than we are.
Casual conversations about our relationships with others seem to naturally invite these types of comparisons.
While not always a negative thing (comparison can inspire us), social comparison or object referral can create “blocks” in your path to happiness. And the more social comparisons you make the greater the likelihood that they will become unfavorable.
It is impossible to be envious and happy at the same time. Making social comparisons leads to feeling of insecurity and vulnerability.
Those can be the consequences of social conditioning, unless you’ve “trained your brain” to choose your thoughts, or as Mike Dooley has famously said it, “Thoughts become things…Choose the good ones.”
The Law of Attraction is most easily understood in this way, “choose thoughts that lean in the direction of happiness.”