Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Happiness is a feeling, not a destination


I was watching this tv show and one of the characters said something that really hit me.
He said something along the lines of, "Happiness is a feeling NOT a destination". I couldn't agree more. Let me first explain the quote. Most of us relate happiness to acquiring something we want. For instance, thinking that I would be happy if i get that car, if i get to be with the love of my life, if i got a high paying job etc. This I feel is one of the major reasons why most of us struggle to be happy because when we finally get these things, we might want something else. In all these wanting and getting, we forget the most important thing; being happy! Yes, happiness is what you feel. Its an emotion. It is a choice. YOUR CHOICE!
Now i know what you must be thinking. It's never as easy as that and i agree with you! Life is a lot more complicated than just deciding to be happy and wolaah, you are happy! For all those looking for answers, I have good news. I have what you are looking for! :)
First thing to remember is that you will never be completely happy or content with your life until you are complete inside. I am going to explain this in as much detail as possible because this is important. What you need to do is, remember that you don't need anything or anyone else to make you happy. You should be able to be alone and be content with it. The only way to do that is by having positive thoughts. Again, i know it's easier said than done. To give an example, lets imagine a scenario in which you just split up with who you thought was the love of your life. What could be the positive thoughts for this? Well for one, you could think that if things were as good as they should be in a relationship, you wouldn't be sitting here alone wallowing in self pity. Just like this, make a habit of trying to derive the positive out of everything whether good or bad. Soon this will become a habit and being happy and positive will come naturally to you. Hope this helps! :)