The Pursuit of Happiness

I have come to the conclusion that ,ultimately, each and every human being that has ever walked this planet has had one primary purpose: happiness. Each of us wants to be happy. Any goal attained, obstacle to overcome, or accomplishment made is a result of the pursuit of happiness. We play the lottery not necessarily to win money for the sake of having more money,but , rather, for the freedom that we hope money will give us. Whether the desire be money, relationship, career, weight loss, plastic surgery, etc…. it all comes down to the desire for happiness. We want to feel “fulfilled”.. happiness. We want to discover our life purpose… why?!!!!.. happiness. We as human beings are not as complex as we might seem at times. Each one of us wants to be happy. Whether we realize it or not. Why do so many of us experiment with drugs? To escape.. why? because the feeling of escape ,temporarily, makes us happy. Happiness will never be found outside of ourselves because there is no ” outside of ourselves”. Everything that we experience is based on our current perception of things from within ourselves. Every experience is a result of our inward state therefore this author concludes that it is only by going inward that we will find lasting happiness. What is inside is what is “real” relative to our individual perception. What is real to you might not be real to me . Although we are connected, we are not cardboard pieces. No two people are exactly alike only similar at best. We are each unique in our own way, therefore, each person’s view of happiness will not be entirely the same and that’s ok. What if this instinctive desire in each one us to be happy is the reason why we exist on this plane of manifestation in the first place? Happiness…. period.

I find that the older  I get, the more I realize the importance of being happy. Happiness determines how I treat people as well as myself. It determines the caliber of father,husband,son,  or any other role that I take on. Happiness fuels our passions and ambitions with relentless, resilient positive energy that can be used to accomplish goals that would be ,otherwise, considered impossible. Happiness is a choice. Train yourself to find something to be happy about in everyday situations reasons to be happy . Stick with it until it becomes a habit. It can you be done. Ask yourself why you think the way that you do about the people and events that you experience on a consistent basis. How do you react and why that way? Does the reaction serve you? Look for the good in yourself and others. How much do you take for granted? Make a decision to be happy where you are at right now. Become a “beast” about happiness. Stop settling for less. Choose happiness as your fuel for accomplishment. Demand it of yourself. You deserve to be happy as much as possible. Although life can be most challenging, the challenges are temporary. We, as humans, are resilient. We are also “energy”. Energy attracts “like” energy. If we train ourselves to look for things and experiences to feel genuinely happy about, we will attract more situations and people to perpetuate that feeling. Did you notice that I used the word “genuinely”. Don’t fake it. Stay true to yourself . What is the truth about you? In my opinion, your truth is that you are wonderfully unique. You have a voice and a message. Find out what it is. My dream for you is the same that I have for myself… to enjoy my “journey”. I choose to walk mine happily. How about you? Our “inner” state determines our “outer” state. Happiness is an inside job. Let’s get to work… Until next time:)

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