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Why You Are Responsible For Your Happiness

We spend a lot of time looking outside of ourselves for happiness.

We might need our family or friends around us to feel happy or we might think that a different job title may bring us joy or becoming fit is the way to happiness.

While a healthy lifestyle, having people in our life or having a new position may contribute to our happiness, our true happiness is within us and as we find ourselves, accept ourselves and embrace ourselves only then can we find true happiness that doesn’t rely on things outside us to keep us happy.

This can be one of the most freeing thoughts of all self-discoveries.

Happiness Starts Within

Once we learn this fundamental lesson, we determine how we react when things are not going well around us. Until that moment, things happening around us often create the responses and feeling of sadness or happiness that accompany them.

We can learn to put strategies in place from within ourselves to create inner happiness despite external circumstances.

Many people think of happiness as positive emotions. We associate happiness with feelings and emotions can range from feeling contented to feeling pure joy. While to think of happiness being in terms of an emotional response is normal, happiness is something that transcends emotions, it is a spiritual experience.

Happiness is an eternal resolve.

We can put a lot of unfair pressure on the people and situations in our lives when we expect them to be the sources of those positive emotions.

Unless we are happy within ourselves, it’s likely our relationships will never live up to our expectations. They may add to our happiness, but they can never be the source of it. A person once said, “I have no money, no resources and no hopes, but I am the happiest man alive.”

Happiness is a Mindset

Happiness is, as much about an attitude of mind as a response to it, so to find happiness we first need to change our attitudes.

Perspective is the creator of happiness and it may also be the destroyer of it.

Training ourselves to remain positive and content is an important life skill.

Once learned it will help us maintain healthy emotional responses to every situation we find ourselves facing.

Alain-Rene Lasage once said, “I am happy and content because I think I am.”

This is the state of understanding of self; we all need to aim at reaching. And when we do, we embrace possibilities!


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