Abraham Hicks and happy endings

You cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy journey.

— Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 13th, 1997 # 462

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I know what Abraham is getting at here, but I have a slightly different take on this notion of happy endings.  I understand that Abraham is trying to help people create happy, positive journeys, and I am all for that idea.  But the first 50-or-so years of my life were an unhappy journey, with occasional cloud-breaks of self-satisfaction.  My sister S. told me today about hearing from someone else the following descriptions:

  • An egomaniac with low self-esteem

The idea of self-importance describes fairly well the way I lived most of my life.  Of course, everything was about me, because I was the center of the universe, and if you didn’t believe that, I was always ready with examples.  Depression and hopelessness were my watchwords, but rather than retire, I pushed myself onto the world, by drinking too much alcohol, smoking too much marijuana, and having way too many meaningless sexual encounters.  This was my life.

And then, as I have said here before, everything changed.  All of the concepts of high self-esteem, forgiveness, and new ways of relating to others that I’d been hearing from people for years came together in one shot, one night, and since then I feel like a brand-new  person altogether.  I decided not to be sad anymore.  I decided to be happy.  I slapped a smile on my face, which took about two minutes to become genuine.  And I’ve only infrequently  stopped smiling since.

So if I were to restate Abraham’s idea, based on my experience, I would say:

You cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy journey, unless you are willing to set aside sadness and choose joy instead.

That sounds far too broad; arrogant as well.  Let’s try this:

I cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy journey, unless I am willing to set aside sadness and choose joy instead.

That’s what I meant to say.

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