Let Go to Happiness

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson


According to Carin Rockind, in her blog article Women Should “Lean In’ to Happiness Instead, “While common Western wisdom believes that success leads to happiness, hundreds of research studies show that the opposite is true. Happy people are more successful in every possible measure. Happy people are physically healthier, have better relationships and are more productive at work. Customers like working with happy staff; employees prefer a happy boss. You get the idea.”

Do we really get the idea?

It’s easy to get an idea in our heads, to think we understand it, yet not fully “get it” in a way that leads to a changed experience. There are a million examples. For instance, getting the idea that eating sugar is unhealthy, knowing we should exercise more, realizing we could forgive someone if we wanted to, etc. Where’s the change? What turns getting an idea into a changed behavior?

If you could bottle that you’d be fabulously wealthy! And, of course, you can’t. No one will ever find a product, some sort of magic bullet that can transform us in that way. Our best attempt is drugs! Unfortunately, drugs are addictive, have side effects, and render us ultimately powerless.

Instead of trying to get happiness, even leaning into it, how about letting go to happiness? This assumes that happiness is already present, that it doesn’t need to be found or achieved. This is true. Each of us is inherently happy; it’s an aspect of our essence, our design, our nature. But a lifetime of pursuing happiness outside of ourselves has turned the obvious into a mystery.

Let go to happiness. Embrace who you are. Feel that fulfillment now, right now as you read, without changing a thing “out there” in your life, or “in here” where you think and scheme. Just let go. And discover – wonder of wonders – that happiness is ready to open like a blossom in sudden sunlight.

Be the light, open your blossom of happiness!

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson has been a professional collaborative writer for decades. He has two of his own non-fiction books In print, a novel on the verge and two more non-fiction books in final edit stages. Meanwhile, he collaborates with contemporary wisdom keepers, helping them discover and refine their voice.