Saturday, 16 November 2013

What is happiness?

Wait what!  such an absurd may be thinking but happiness is the ultimate goal for many of us. From what we learnt  as children is that happiness is external that if we somehow possessed material assets and certain status symbols then will be happy. The problem with that thinking is that it makes happiness a condition. If I have this particular car ,job or person in my life then I will be happy. That ''then'' really gets us into trouble. The most ironic thing about life is that search for happiness in so many places, mostly all the wrong places but happiness always has and always will be within you. All you have to do is discover it.

Honestly, I know some of you may have trouble coming to terms with this but ask yourself this,'' Are you really freeing yourself from the things that do not positively serve you?''. Examine your life honestly.

I have noticed that some people seem very happy but others eyes betray a sort of sadness that cannot be denied. These people make plans; I am going to graduate law school, have a husband, 5 kids and live in the country side. They don't think they just keep moving forward. They sometimes manage to achieve all of this and sometimes more, so they think that the purpose of their life has somehow been fulfilled. So they don't ever ask themselves,'' Am I really happy?''

What I can't say if this applies to everyone but from what I noticed they keep themselves very busy to distract themselves from that nagging voice that makes them think they are inferior. They then think that achieving all of this means a fulfilled life. Does it? Have you ever just stopped to question yourself on whether whatever you are doing is making you happy. Many times we forget this simple question.

So what makes you happy? Is it the cars, money , women, children, luxury vacations? Can you honestly say that is the true meaning of life? I am certain that if I asked you whether these material things truly made you happy you would try to change the topic or get mad? Because HONESTLY you haven't found out for yourself what makes you tick, what truly inspires you and makes you absolutely content to be alive. My challenge for you is simple just  discover your happiness now!

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