What is happiness? Where can I find happiness? These are some of the one million questions that the heart keeps searching desperately for answers. Some searches have been unfruitful because just when you think you have found that person or passion that makes you happy, something goes wrong and you are back to where it started. Well, let’s find out starting with the question, What is happiness?
Happiness is a feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can’t help but smile. It is a term often used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing, and well-being.
Knowing what happiness is, the bigger question still remains; Where can it be found?
Where can I find happiness?
Happiness can be found in 4 places:
- In yourself.
- In Others.
- In places.
- In God.
- In Yourself: A lot of people keep searching for happiness without discovering the one they have within. You need to be strong and optimistic. Life throws challenges at you but you need to decide to be happy. It’s important for you to look inward and discover yourself. You need to get yourself busy with things that make you happy. Always give yourself a reason to smile as the face is a window to the soul. Be generous and kind to others. It will help you feel good and fulfilled. Avoid carrying the weight of unforgiveness, learn to forgive, and let go. Engage in regular exercises and do things that make you happy.
- Others: Sometimes, you may discover that the reason for your unhappiness is the people you associate with. Join clubs or organizations that express your personality and mirrors your interests. Be mindful of the friends you keep. Negative energy can make you unhappy. Be closely knitted with friends and family who have your interest at heart and who are in the habit of making you laugh. Share their joys and keep their secrets. Lean on them in times of need and talk to them letting them know how you feel, it helps take the weight off your shoulders.Read:
- In Places: Discover places that excite you. It could be the park, the beach, the museums, the church etc. Take your time to reflect on those places where you find inner peace and joy whenever you visit and make effort to associate yourself with such places.
- In God: God is the Supreme being and creator of all. He holds the key to all things and the answer to all questions. Having a deeper relationship with God will give you everlasting happiness. In Him is the only place where everlasting happiness can be sought at all times. Even when others fail, he never fails.