Is Happiness a state of mind?
Is happiness a state of mind? Mmmm this is an interesting one. Years ago I would have said nonsense. But then I was caught up in the “When I, then I” syndrome. This means I was always looking outside myself for something or someone to make me feel better about myself and to be happy.
Putting happiness on hold until …
I was always looking ahead of myself saying things like: When I have enough money, then I will volunteer my services in the things I love and believe in, and which has a purpose. In the mean time I have to work hard doing this job I don’t like to make money. In other words I was putting happiness on hold until I had enough money.
This is what we can often hear. When I get my masters, then I will be happy. When I make a million dollars, then I will be happy. When I get married then I’ll be happy. When have kids, then I’ll be happy. When my kids get a good job, then I’ll be happy, When I leave home, then I’ll be happy. When I get a job, then I’ll be happy. And the list goes on and on. Is this true? Think about it. Soon after you get what you thought would make you happy you are looking for something else to sustain those feelings of happiness, right?
All the while we spend time waiting until, we put the lid on real happiness in the present. The real happiness we seek is already here and lays within each and every one of us as an aspect of our natural blue print. And when we connect with that flow of joy or happiness, others will feed off of that flow and will share in our happiness, naturally.
I found real happiness to be very different to what I thought it would be. It’s more like a feeling of contentment, calmness, peace, love, and much more. It’s a shift of attitude which has set me free to allow the joy of life and all it stands for to move through. I know for sure now, this real sense of happiness doesn’t come from the outside; from getting somewhere, achieving something, but from the internal environment of Being Myself. https://ezinearticles.com/?Yes,-Happiness-Really-Is-Just-A-Decision-Away&id=9495043
When we lose touch with who we are …
We lose this real sense of happiness when we lose touch our real sense of self. We simply shift from our natural program of being who we are, to a man-made program which has the ability to run our lives successfully or ruin it successfully. It will all depend on the quality of the beliefs we hold about our self and life.
As we take on board all those man-made beliefs about what success, worth, happiness, failure, etc. means we opt out of our blue print and we chase something outside of us. https://mariebrunger.com/how-redefining-success-changed-my-life/
We can’t lose that which is real
This doesn’t mean we can’t have all the success and material possessions in the world because we can. It’s just that if our happiness depends on all of that, what happens when we lose it? We feel lost and we have to go out again to find something else to fill the hole. Instead, we can simply reconnect with the essence of who we really are. As we make that our foundations for life, happiness becomes a natural attitude or state of mind. Now, we can go out and build a world on the outside knowing that if all else fails, who we are won’t crumble.
Be Happy, Marie