How can we find happiness and peace right now, right here, where we are?
It doesn’t matter who you are, one time or another in your life, I am sure you craved for pure happiness. Pure happiness, most of us think, can replace the pain we go through in life. Pure happiness can actually be felt even with all the pain in life without replacing them. Happiness is unconditional… But we need to learn the nature of happiness before we can recognize it.
If you want to feel pure happiness…
First of all, do not get overwhelmed with other people’s thoughts. No matter who they are, no one has that much control over your happiness. Happy people are a bit individualistic, little bit selfish, and whole a lot of egoistic if you ask me.
If you are in a search for happiness, pay attention to yourself. Happiness exists within, not in other people. It’s a personal realization, an individual experience. There is only one thing that brings happiness and that is to have happy mindset. A happy mindset will help you learn how to handle life even during sad events. Because real happiness is beyond all life circumstances.
If you are seeking happiness, focus in the moment. Happiness is being aware of the present. By focusing on the past and future, you lose the opportunity to find that happiness. None of us can change the past. The past is like a movie we remember watching. If it’s a bad movie you didn’t like, make a mental note and move on… There is no need to sit down and worry about the movie we watched yesterday. Just remember to pick a better movie for yourself today.
What is the meaning of life on the way to happiness?
What does life mean to you? As a child things are simple. However as we grow older, we get ourselves into some complicated life problems. We work way too many hours to save way too little money; we focus too much on popular media and forget about our own inner child. We forget what life means to us and adopt other people’s descriptions. Happiness is to find our own true self and stay true to it!
And during all these searches for happiness and meaning for life battles, life happens and we find ourselves in depression and suffer from anxieties. Why? Why keep the battle to yourself? Therapy is the help we all should get in the path towards happiness. A therapist plays the role of gate keeper to your inner child. Give therapy a chance and see the benefits yourself!
Maya Angelou said it best: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Share your story with an online therapist at www.therapion.com today.
WRITTEN BY: Elif Angel Raynor, M.S.