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Prescriptions for Happiness Conclusion

May 2, 2010

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Reprinted from Prescriptions for Happiness
by Ken Keyes, Jr.
Love Line Books
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Prescription #3 – with music by: Garth Brooks

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Conclusion from the Author

So now you’ve got all three Prescriptions for Happiness:

  • Ask for what you want – but don’t demand it.
  • Accept whatever happens – for now.
  • Turn up your love – even if you don’t get what you want.

It takes insight to use these Prescriptions for Happiness. They’re not as easy as taking a pill. You have to work with your desire system, your ego, your selective memory, your mental habits and your illusions of your pride and prestige. For the rest of your life you’ll need to work on yourself using these prescriptions. But it’s a lot easier than all the misery and unhappiness you put yourself through when you ignore these prescriptions for Happiness.

It may take you months or even years to acquire the skill to use these guidelines. You’ve got to learn to use them in your heavier life situations – which is the time when you need them most. So try not to let yourself get discouraged – and for your happiness’ sake, don’t ever give up!

You probably won’t ever be able to apply these prescriptions perfectly. You’re not addicted to always meeting your models, are you?!? You don’t have to apply them perfectly. The more you apply them, the more you get the benefits. Be content with more or less, rather than all or none. So now you’ve got it.

There’s only one person in the world that can really make you happy. How about getting to know this person more deeply? For starters, go look in the mirror and smile and say, “Hello.” And then tell yourself that for a while you’re going to quit putting so much energy into trying to change the people around you. It hasn’t worked that well has it?

Instead, you’re going to put your energy into doing the inner work on your mind that will enable you to use these Prescriptions for Happiness skillfully and effectively in your daily life. Life goes by rapidly. Don’t delay. Don’t put it off. Don’t wait until you have some spare time. Don’t wait until the time’s “right.” Don’t let the mind that you’re trying to retain talk you out of doing it!

Your mind’s really good at this. Your mind will come up with lots of reasons for not following the three prescriptions. Keep telling your mind that you are determined to do it! Tell your mind that you want to live a live characterized by; energy, insight, perceptiveness, love, peace of mind, joy, wisdom, and a feeling of purpose. Ask your mind to help you. It’s your friend. you know. and if you’re determined, it will give you what you want.

Do you really want to use the prescriptions or do you just want to want to do it? Don’t wait any longer for the people around you to make you happy. Don’t wait for the world to fit your models closely enough so you can create the experience of peace and enjoyment. Happiness is a do-it-yourself game! And time is passing!

Loving more and demanding less are not only the nicest things you can do for yourself. They’re also the most caring things you can do for the whole world! These three prescriptions are actually quite contagious. The more you use them yourself, the more people around you will use them – even if you don’t tell them about the prescriptions. They’ll just pick them up. And the children around you will learn to use them as automatically as they absorb a language.

But there’s a word of caution: Don’t demand that others use these prescriptions. Such demands (even though you’re right) will only decrease your happiness. Let them learn by your example – and not by your preaching. It can’t be taught. It has to be caught!

The effect of using the Prescriptions for Happiness will seem like a miracle to you – and perhaps to others. Actually, miracles are normal everyday events for people who skillfully use these principles moment by moment in their lives. After all, a miracle is something you would like to have happen that you didn’t expect.

The results in your life that you will get by using the Prescriptions for Happiness may seem like miracles to you because you’ve never tuned-in to the real power of love. Love helps things get arranged, harmonized and settled without bruising or harming each other.

Be sure to memorize the Prescriptions for Happiness so they’ll be right there when you need them:

  • Ask for what you want – but don’t demand it.
  • Accept whatever happens – for now.
  • Turn up your love – even if you don’t get what you want.

Don’t let life catch you without these prescriptions. They’ll help you create the happiest life you can possibly have. And remember, you’re always beautiful, capable and lovable even if you don’t always succeed in using the three Prescriptions for Happiness.

I love you,


1 Comments to “Prescriptions for Happiness Conclusion”

  1. Great info. I’m 100% responsible for my own happiness. The video and the music are inspiring and uplifting. Thanks for this little bit of happiness today. I’m making my heart sing through your blog.