Still Looking for Happiness? Here’s Where It’s Hiding…

Still Looking for Happiness? Here’s Where It’s Hiding…
Still Looking for Happiness? Here’s Where It’s Hiding…

In order to be happy, you must find it, right? Wrong.
Happiness isn’t something to find, it’s always there waiting to be enjoyed without any extra effort. You can simply “be” happy to be alive when you are not particularly sad. Happiness and joy hides in plain sight, and it’s always there for you to experience.

What about the bad things?
As they say, life isn’t easy, fair, or a bed of roses. Bad things happen to everybody. But learning to expect and accept bad things helps to bolster a general feeling of contentment and satisfaction with life the way it truly is. Life is just a rollercoaster, it’s supposed to be fun even with its ups and downs.

Discontentment with your situation?
You can be happy right now and still be discontent with your financial situation — they are two different things. You can still take steps to improve your financial situation and be happy at the same time.

More Pitfalls of Pursuing Happiness
Putting too much importance on being happy can actually have the opposite effect. Philosophers have noted throughout the ages that making the pursuit of happiness a major part of your life leads to failure and disillusionment for most, and that causes dissatisfaction with the life you already live, bringing unhappiness and depression.

Happiness Right Now
Instead of obsessing over constantly doing things that make you happy, you should try to cultivate an attitude towards life that doesn’t emphasize being happy as an end in and of itself. The truth is, living a good and honest life is the surest path to contentment and happiness right now.

Fulfilling work, good relationships, charity and love towards others, putting their well-being before your own, are the things in life that cultivate personal happiness. The more you invest in these things, the more you will get back.

To sum up, stop trying to find happiness, it’s counterproductive in the end. Focus on the simple things in life, and happiness will simply find you.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I agree all things will take care of themselves just be patient and let god see you through all your trials and tribulations, therefore happiness will indeed manifest itself and come into your life if your willing. God bless everyone.

  2. Thank you Vincent. How very true. I feel the same way. Life is So Beautiful n some people just “Don’t get it”. They just keep complaining about lil things, which does make me feel upset as WE ARE ALL VERY BLESSED in some way in our lives. Happy Sunday to you. Thank you God for all my Blessings

  3. Words of wisdom here for certain. “Happiness” is all around me. I know that. I believe that doing the best I can and being grateful for ALL things, whether good or bad, helps to keep me centered, content and in control. It’s very difficult to feel unhappy when you’re living a fulfilling life for yourself and for others in your life. Generally, I’ve always been thought of as a rather “happy-go-lucky” person and that’s fine with me. Wish there was a way I could help others to feel the same way. Oh yeah, I can always forward this on to them! Bravo !!

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