I was overwhelmed with joy and love and I spent the whole day in my pajamas watching videos.
Wouldn’t that be great? A van full of happiness delivered to your door. But it’s not going to happen.
The ultimate goal in life for many people is to find happiness but if you seek it out, you won’t necessarily find it because you are looking in the wrong place.
True happiness is a choice, a state of mind.
You can decide to be happy and equally you can choose to be sad.
Whatever is happening in the world around you can be a cause for great happiness or sadness. It is how you react to it that is the key to your happiness.
What does happiness mean to you?
Is your idea of happiness dependent on something outside of yourself? Something that you have no control over?
If so then you are likely to find that your life is an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs.
But if your idea of happiness comes from within yourself, you have some measure of control and your life will run on a more even keel.
If your life becomes difficult or painful do you feel that something has gone wrong?
Are you always looking for certainty and happiness? Then you are in for a shock.
Happiness is not your right. Happiness is your choice.
In life there are no guarantees, you may lose your job, you may get sick and one day you will die but does that mean that you are going to choose to be miserable?
If there is unhappiness in you, investigate it. What is happening in your life right now that needs attending to? You may need to take action to remedy the situation. If there is nothing you can do, you will have to decide whether to accept the situation and be happy or continue to be miserable.
Be aware of your negative thoughts and try to subdue them. What are the real facts of the situation?
Empower yourself by facing the facts. Be aware of the link between your emotions and your thinking and step back to give yourself some clarity.
Seeking happiness outside yourself is elusive but freedom from unhappiness is possible if you use your unhappiness to seek answers.
This way of dealing with unhappiness will bring you peace of mind, which is your natural state of being and the source of true happiness.
True happiness cannot be found, it can only be chosen.
Photo Martin Kalfataovic