Hello and welcome to Your Guide to a Happy Life. This site was started three years ago under the leading of my father in Heaven. It was in April of 2011 that this site was started and to date, it has had thousands of visitors to its pages.
Who is the 'Guide' in Your Guide to a Happy Life? Well, it's our father in Heaven, he is Your Guide to a Happy Life.
On December 4, 2010 I was sifted by the enemy of mankind, the devil, with the same kind of fear that I believe the Apostle Peter was sifted with when he was in the Garden of Gethsemane. Peter experience his bout with fear for about an hour and later denied that he knew the Messiah three times. Me, on the other hand, experienced fear (sifting) for twenty-nine hours. The fear was so intense that I called 911 for fear that I was going to kill myself. I was admitted to a local mental institution where I stayed there for three weeks. I left on my on recognizance on December 22, 2010. Although I don't like or celebrate Christmas I was lonely at the time and hoping to get an invite for turkey dinner at a friend's house. I didn't and I spent that time alone in my apartment. It was at this time that I sat down and thought about my life and where I was going. It's been said that if a man will stop, pause and reflect on his life for a few moments, it will change the course of his life.
That is what happened to me. Sometime just around the beginning of 2011 I made three promises to my father in Heaven. I told him that I would read a portion of his word every day, pray to him every day and what I learned was the most important, fellowship with him every day.
So, around January 1, 2011 I sat down in my apartment and I opened the bible and read a portion of scripture, I then said some prayers and finally I sat down to talk to the father. I had decided I was going to talk to him for a limit of fifteen minutes per day. I decided on fifteen minutes because that was something I learned from an East Indian doctor I saw on the news when I was a teenager. This is what he said, "Our children do not need us to spend copious amounts of time with them to be healthy and whole, all they need is fifteen minutes of quality time with us a day."
So, on January 1, 2011 I sat down to have my very first quality time conversation with our father in Heaven. I talked to him for about two minutes and stared at the clock for the next thirteen minutes. I realized at that moment, and after twenty-six years of going to Church and Synagogue, that I did not know my father in Heaven. It was the longest thirteen minutes I ever sat through.
Over the following three months I disciplined myself to spend those fifteen minutes with him and around the third or fourth month, something miraculous happened: I started to spend hours and hours with him just talking and sharing. His word says that he rewards those who diligently seek him and my biggest reward from all of that was that my father in Heaven started to talk to me in what the bible calls, the still small voice.
Throughout 2011 I spent many hours talking and listening to my father in Heaven. We would laugh together and many times I would cry because of the things he would share with me. It was during one of those nights that I was listening to Shania Twain's You're Still The One when the father asked me to dance with him. Before he asked me, I was referring to him as dad, but when he asked me to dance with him, I said, "God, you just asked me to dance with you, isn't that a little weird?" To which he replied, "No, Paul, do you want to dance?" So we danced and it was exhilarating! He had me dipping and swaying. It was beautiful.
So, around that time I had just started this website and I became very critical of my Christian brothers and sisters. I was angry about some of the things I had been told while going to Church. Since that time I have stopped attending Church or Synagogue and I have disassociated myself from any other form of religious assemblies. I've noticed that my thinking has become a lot clearer and I am not as angry as I used to be. I believe I am beginning to feel a real burden for those who are lost in the Church and around the world and especially my Hebrew brothers and sisters who have been assimilated into the Church and other religions.
I have no accolades or any formal spiritual training. Most of the information I share on this site has been acquired from the school of hard knocks and the time I spent with my father in 2011.
Now if you are unhappy with your life and are filled with fear and anxiety, please go through the posts and pages of this site and you will find information on how to become a happier and more content person. I personally go through the Daily Prayers page every morning when I wake up. I also read a portion of the Torah once a day. In addition I read a chapter of Proverbs every day as it pertains to the day of the week. And finally the most important thing to do is find a comfy chair and grab your favorite drink and get alone with your father in heaven. Start with a conversation like you would with a nice stranger, you can talk about the weather, sports, TV, technology or anything else on your precious mind. He's a great listener and he will never interrupt you. I hope this helps you and that you become really happy and joyful with your dad in Heaven. If you're angry with him please tell him how you honestly feel about him. Believe me, he has very broad shoulders and will never be offended with you for getting things off of your chest. Have a wonderful week. Paul.