The Attraction of Radiant Happiness

The level of happiness that leads to radiance is something we can all cultivate from within. Charisse Glenn shows us how.

Radiance is potent and energizing. It creates awe, is inspiring, and encourages hope. We have all been in the presence of someone who possesses this quality. Radiance is sensed when great happiness exudes from someone’s expression or bearing. You may have experienced it with a bride-to-be or proud new parents, or perhaps you have been fortunate to have been in the presence of a spiritual teacher like the Dalai Lama. We are attracted to this appealing energy; unknowingly, its simple existence transforms the receivers.

Yet, radiance is not a mystery held by a chosen few, and it need not be fleeting. We all have the power to generate and sustain this energy.

Happiness is not an external thing that happens…it is quietly discovered

Radiance exists as a by-product of happiness. Happiness is not an external thing that happens. It is not something attained; it is quietly discovered. Its grace comes when we become at peace with what is. This acceptance appears to others like a passive state but, in reality, it is not. Peace is a subtle vibration; it is pure consciousness.

Our vibration is a mix of continuously changing frequencies of our body, emotions, and thoughts at any given moment. The more we acknowledge we have the power to enhance these vibrations, the stronger our vibration will be. 

To be happy, walking around with joy in our hearts and a smile on our faces is possible. But, it takes some effort and, more than anything, it takes practice.

Often it is how we have learned to be, the habits of who we are, that prevent us from the profound radiance of happiness. Yet if we understand the power of intention and unshackle ourselves from others’ limiting thoughts, we can flourish. All emotions, feelings, and ideas can be transformed.

For example, Brené Brown states: “Rage — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.”

Creating Radiance Daily

Since radiance is a consequence of happiness we can focus on how to be happy and radiance will follow. As we practice it becomes easier to sustain.

The fastest track to happiness is gratitude. As soon as we focus on the things we are grateful for, all of the things we have, whether simple or extravagant, we lose sight of the things we lack. Appreciation for what is and compassion for others is the result.

The more conscious and aware we are when having negative thoughts and emotional outbursts, the broader our point of view will become. Our brains are wired to become hyper-focused when having intense emotions or negative thoughts. While this was important for survival at one point, it is less important in day-to-day life. It only subtracts from becoming happy.

This consciousness extends to gossip and complaining. Make it part of your day to cease both of these habits, and your level of happiness will naturally rise. Remember to build others up instead of tearing them down.

Find serenity wherever you can. The more energy we give to what is not working, the more it persists, robbing us of peace. Seek out kindness and contribution rather than anger and discord. Look for environments that envelop you with calm and comfort. Develop a tranquil routine in your daily life, turn off devices, be in nature, or uncover what works for you.

Form a meditation routine. Meditation is not about getting rid of thoughts; they are impermanent — they come and go. So, we are learning to dissociate ourselves from our thoughts and emotions as we practice. With regular practice, meditation can increase mindfulness and purpose in life and decrease illnesses while elevating our overall vibration.

Becoming more radiant happens with time. The more we let go of those things, feelings, thoughts, people, and situations that do not contribute to our well-being and happiness, we add to our reservoir of radiance. Every human being is energy stored in mass particle form. Energy does not decrease by exertion. Instead, it is sustained — the more we share, the more it grows. So, the next time you feel low, spread a dose of radiance and watch your energy flow. It is a win-win.

Energy begets energy. The more we have, the more we generate, yet it always leads to the more we share, the more we become; and the more we become it, the more we can light up the world.

Happiness is a quality of the soul…not a function of one’s material circumstances.
~ Aristotle

Charisse Glenn


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