The Pursuit of Happiness

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What i have learnt over this past year is that Happiness is a choice, a decision we can all consciously make. It is true that sometimes it is hard to Choose to be happy, but we are all capable of experiencing our own unique happiness. This has inspired me to try and understand happiness, to listen to other peoples perspectives to collaborate and grow.

So I asked some friends and people that inspire me what is happiness? What creates happiness? And what makes YOU happy? My first guest post is from a close friend of mine who recently started her spirituality and well-being blog, Meg from Adventuring Home. Meg is an amazing human being with a unique and loving perspective on being the best human being you can. She inspires me with her positivity and passion for life. I really loved reading her perspective on happiness and i know you will too.

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The Pursuit of Happiness:

Our society has become obsessed with happiness. We look everywhere to find it

and devote so much of our time & cash to obtain it. People are making millions

out of this so-called “Pursuit of Happiness”.

 

But this is not surprising.

 

Such a desire for happiness is innate. We all want to feel it, to experience it, to

have it. And deep down we all know its possible. The only thing we are stuck on

is the how. How do we get from here to happy? What do we need to be happy?

 

And it is here where the problem lies. When we look to obtain happiness from

outside of ourselves, the desire for happiness becomes insatiable!

 

No product, pill, package or person can make us happy.

 

So, if we continue to look out into the world for our happiness we will continue

to have an appetite for it (And waste a shit tonne of money in the process).

 

Yes, the desire for happiness is innate… but so too is our ability to satisfy it!

 

There are no prerequisites for Happiness:

Everything we need to be happy we already have.

In every single moment, each and every one of us has the tools at our disposal for

happiness.

 

But if we buy into the bullshit belief that we can only be happy when we obtain

a particular thing/ person/ achievement, we are creating prerequisites for this

state of being.

 

We are deluding ourselves into believing that happiness exists outside of us and

as a result we are thereby preventing ourselves from actually being happy right

now.

 

So drop the prerequisites, the requirements, the must haves.

Just BE HAPPY!

 

Before I realised happiness was really an inside job, I was actually still an

extremely happy person. But this sense of happiness was attached to things

outside of myself – People, achievements, and circumstances. Ultimately then,

this happiness was prone to fluctuations. Given the cyclical nature of life these

people, achievements and circumstances would ebb and flow. And so too would

my happiness.

 

I came to realise that a happiness that is reliant on outside forces is

temporary.

 

Now, I attempt to have no attachments linked to my happiness. I am happy

because I AM! I can truly say I have a deep sense of peace and happiness in

every single moment.

 

Yes, at times this can be tainted by feelings of anger, frustration, guilt, sadness or

pain. But with an overwhelming inner sense of happiness these feelings can’t last

long.

The thing about happiness, when it is tapped from within, is that it’s

permanent, limitless and all consuming!

Echart Tolle sums this up ever so perfectly.

“You can only lose something that you have. You cannot lose something that you

are.”

 

When do I feel happiest?

I feel happiest when I am alone in nature or somewhere where I feel so

incredibly connected to God/ the Universe/ the Divine/ All That Is. At times like

this I often find myself literally smiling or laughing out loud for no particular

reason. Just out of sheer happiness.

 

Nothing outside of myself could make me any happier than I am. I know that

particular things could make my life easier, more comfortable, more exciting,

more inspiring.

 

But happier?

 

Hell no!

 

I got all the happiness right here, right now, within me!

 

And so do you!

 

Once you realise you are the only person who controls yours happiness, you

will always be happy! For ultimately, when we discover this power, it would be

self-sabotage to be anything but happy.

 

Moral of the Story:

Stop striving for things to make you HAPPY! Stop trying to obtain happiness.

For this happiness will only be temporary.

 

Simply be happy!

 

Then your happiness will be eternal, unwavering and will have you smiling

and laughing for no goddamn reason!

 

Want more from Meg?

Check out her blog Adventuring Home here

 

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