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Letting Life Happen: A Path to Happiness

September 07, 2022

Letting Life Happen: A Path to Happiness
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In the podcast "What Makes You Happy with Jake Pearson", guest Alana Pilar shares that happiness is a choice. She believes that people are not happier now than they were when they were 5, because they are trying to control life instead of responding to it positively. Alana suggests that by taking back one's power, people can live a more empowered life by choosing to react positively to the world around them. She says that when she feels less happy, she removes herself from the experience and releases all opinions and expectations to allow for a positive experience gifted to her by a higher power.

What Makes Alana Pilar Happy?

In this 5 minute episode, I sit down with Alana Pilar, an Earth Angel, to discuss the ins and outs of her happiness.

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Podcast Summary: 


  • Introduction to the podcast, "What Makes You Happy with Jake Pearson."


  • Jake Pearson welcomes Alana Pilar, an "Earth Angel" from Texas.


  • Alana shares that choosing to be happy is what makes her happy.


  • Jake asks Alana how long she has been aware of the fact that happiness is a choice.


  • Alana says that people are not happier now than they were when they were 5 years old.


  • Alana explains that happiness comes from how you choose to respond to life.


  • Alana says that by taking back your power and choosing to react in a positive way, you can live a more empowered life.


  • Jake and Alana briefly talk about time.


  • Alana shares a mantra she uses when she is less than happy: "I remove myself from this experience; I release all opinions and expectations, making room for you, source, to gift me whatever experience you want me to have."


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Jake Pearson  00:00

Are you trying to figure out the secret to happiness? We're here at What Makes You Happy with Jake Pearson. We want to make that happiness more accessible for you in your life. So stick around as we interview everyday people, inspirational leaders and your favorite celebrities on what makes them happy.


Welcome back to the podcast where we ask the question, what makes you happy?


My name is Jake Pearson and today we have with us an Earth Angel, Alana Pilar from Texas. Ilana, thank you so much for coming on the podcast. How are you?


Alana Pilar  00:41

I was just saying I'm so grateful to be a part of your mission of love.


Jake Pearson  00:44

Oh, I'm so excited to have you. Can you share with us what makes you happy?


Alana Pilar  00:50

Oh my God, I'll share with you this What makes me-- This is-- Listen, what adds to my happy is finding out that there is no angry way to save bubbles.


Jake Pearson  01:00

Oh, holy shit! I am trying to go through the motions of saying bubbles, but...


Alana Pilar  01:08

[Unintelligible] bubbles.


Jake Pearson  01:12

Off camera, I'm going to be trying to scream bubbles all day. Bubbles! Bubbles!


Alana Pilar  01:18

That adds to my happy but actually what makes me happy is, choosing to be happy is a choice. Everytime I'm in the Uber, the Uber driver always asked me, he's always like, 'Are you always like this?' I'm like, 'What? Happy?' And they're like, 'Yes'. And I'm like, 'Yes.


Jake Pearson  01:39

It's great. How long do you think you've been aware of the fact that happiness has been a choice for you in your life? Is that something you've just instinctively known or did you go through something that allowed you to see that, okay, I'm actually in control here. 


Alana Pilar  01:53

Okay, a question was asked, Are you happy or now- when you were five? Asking it knowing this, every single thing a person does or does not do isn't an effort, because they think it'll make them happy. So if every choice a person has been making their whole life since the time they were 5 till now, people are not happier now than they were at 5.


Jake Pearson  02:22

That's interesting. I love that. Ask yourself that question.


Alana Pilar  02:26

So what's interesting is not in the connect that people are not making choices in an effort to become happier than the answer lies in how people are responding to life. So they tried to jump into the driver's seat and control life. But life is already happening. This is [unintelligible 02:41] dance party. So you're going to get the people experiences and situationships is already coming to you. Happiness comes in how you choose to respond?


Jake Pearson  02:50

Best thing, how you choose to respond, it's about your reaction to the world around you.


Alana Pilar  02:56

You're like this is my profile [phonetic 02:57], when it becomes your karma becomes your choice, you take back your power.


Jake Pearson  02:56

Yes, you need to take back your power, that's how you can become a confident individual and live a more empowered life by choosing, to react in a positive way- You know, take that power, take that control and choose to react to the world in a better way than what you have. 


Alana Pilar  03:20

You put yourself at war than you think life is happening to you. But life is happening for you. And so then you would always be grateful like, oh, man, thank you for the opportunity, the love and the grace. And if you can't find it, you have to just tilt your head.


Jake Pearson  03:34

I love how you said that life is happening through you. It's similar to like how time moves through you as well, like, so it's very interesting.


Alana Pilar  03:48

Time was blowing my mind these days.


Jake Pearson  03:50

Oh, we could probably just go off on a tangent here and go and speak about time. 


Alana Pilar  03:57

We should do that. [Unintelligible] Enjoy, we're going to see that time really does [crosstalk].


Jake Pearson  04:01

I'm just sitting I'm like, All right, five minute podcast. And we're going to talk about time that's going to completely interesting. What would you say to the listeners right now, who wants to be a bit happier in their life, there's a tie in to what you've already said.


Alana Pilar  04:17

So anytime I find myself less than happy, I say these words-- I say, 


"I remove myself from this experience; I release all opinions and expectations, making room for you, source, to gift me whatever experience you want me to have." 


Once I know that the experience is coming from God to me, then I allow it. And my job is just to be present, which is to see that it is an opportunity, love or grace [phonetic 04:48]. I just find it.


Jake Pearson  04:51

Fantastic. Alana, thank you so much for coming on the podcast and sharing all things that make you happy. And if you'd love to connect with the Lana, check out the podcast episode description below where you can go and check out her Instagram page as well and learn more about what Alana does. 


Jake Pearson  05:08

Thanks for listening to the podcast. We hope it gives you something to think about on your quest to discover what makes you happy. Don't forget to leave a review or a comment and follow us on all our social media platforms so you can see our upcoming guest calendar. Thanks for listening. We'll see you next time !