Where is happiness?

Happiness makes us smile

In previous posts we’ve talked about ways to define happiness. Where do we look to find it?

The universe reveals nothing to the unprepared. We see only the patterns we seek. Our mind imposes its order on everything. The act of knowing is essentially the processes of forming what we experience to fit into what we perceive, right or wrong, black or white, happy or sad.

If we’re to grow we must push our boundaries. We must expose ourselves to the consequences of our actions; set goals and accept success or failure and its impact on our satisfaction, achievement and happiness.

If success comes from achievement, satisfaction from reaching our goals, and rewards from winning, then is happiness linked to a future state of achieving all of our dreams?

Of course not.

You’ll find happiness in the simple things that life has to offer. Your partner, children, the company of friends and colleagues, the satisfaction of small achievements and trivial material things – these are some of the simple things that capture the essence of happiness. Success and fulfilment may amplify happiness but they‘re not its foundation.

Real happiness comes from within and is not a game of comparisons. Success is not the key to happiness; happiness is the key to success.

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One Response to “Where is happiness?”

  1. paulhassing Says:

    Amen! 🙂

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