Happiness is something every one of us desire, and we all go about the search for happiness in different areas, and in different ways, often arriving our destination to discover that happiness has eluded us.
There are some people who think they are going to find happiness when they acquire huge amounts of money and through what money can give them in the way of power, influence, comforts, luxury.
For others, they think their happiness would be found when they get married, yet for some they hope to find happiness in books, in travel, in leisure, in freedom from the many troubles and worries of jobs or education; but the moment they achieve these goals where they thought they would have happiness, many other things come up in their minds and cut off much of the expected bliss.
Folks, happiness has become this elusive because, most of us fail to see that happiness like all nature’s gifts is simple. We go about searching for it in big and complicated things.
Real happiness is a state of mind, and has very little or nothing to do with the material things; our possessions, wealth, or status. That is why you can find truly happy people even in the most dangerous and poor places of the world, and still find unhappy people among the wealthiest of us.
The fact that there is so much discontent, restlessness, misery, and unhappiness in the world today, in spite of all the wealth and possibilities around us shows that the happiness and joys brought by the “things” we possess is just temporal. Happiness cannot come from anything outside of you but must be developed from within. Continue reading 4 Ways to Find Lasting Happiness