The Happy Life Manifesto has 95 theses, just like Martin Luther. Here are the first 19.
1. It starts with love.
2. You must believe #1.
3. You are worthy of love and capable of receiving and giving love.
4. You must believe #3.
5. Each of us is here for a reason. We each have a purpose. I have a purpose. You have a purpose.
6. It takes effort.
7. You are either growing or not.
8. If you are not growing, you are shriveling.
9. Growth means something has changed.
10. Change is good. (See #9.)
11. Growth comes from doing something new or doing something in a different way.
12. Growth is a process not an outcome.
13. Growth requires uncertainty.
14. Uncertainty is good. (See #13).
15. Uncertainty triggers fear.
16. We fear the unknown.
17. Our brains respond to all fears as if they were life-threatening.
18. Very little uncertainty is life-threatening.
19. Security is an illusion.
I just remembered that I committed to publishing a new blog post every day this month. Today, I was dodging lemons again. So I decided to just publish the first 19 theses from the first draft of my Happy Life Manifesto, written in February 2013.
I'm not sure if I have any family kinship to Martin Luther, but I like to imagine I do. In any event, Martin Luther was an Instigator.
Props to the following who
probably influenced me. This is a partial list. I am tired.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Harper Lee, Atticus Finch & To Kill a Mockingbird