What is Happiness / Success?
“I want to be rich” “I want to be famous” “I dont want to work” “I want good food” “I want to travel.” “I want kids, or more kids”. “I want someone to share my life with”…the list goes on and on. Those are all admirable goals, but that’s not what makes us happy. Happiness is more than a great bottle of wine, a fat bank account, or an exotic place.
We come from all walks of life, have vastly different figures in our bank accounts, we come from different countries…we couldn’t be more different! But yet, almost all of us would consider ourselves happy. Even people in war torn countries consider themselves happy.
Enjoyment is temporary, and so is discomfort. You can enjoy a great meal, or a ride on a scooter, a trip to a foreign land… Happiness isnt excitement, or enjoyment. Just because you really enjoyed that roller coaster of that glass of whiskey, doesn’t mean you are happy. And Just because you aren’t enjoying yourself in that particular moment, doesn’t mean you are unhappy.Just because you dont enjoy your visit to the proctologist or gynecologist, doesn’t mean you aren’t happy.
Happiness is a deep abiding feeling…its visceral.Its a deep abiding feeling that you have. Its knowing that you are living your best life you can with the circumstances you have. It’s knowing that you are cultivating the best relationships you can, that you are wanted and needed by the people you love.Request This Free Speech