Finding happiness, the true and lasting kind, seems to be the rage now. Many self-help experts and motivational speakers are jumping on the bandwagon. They say that we can choose to be happy, no matter what our circumstances are. Is it really true?
We Need To Wake Up And See The Truth About Finding Happiness
The truth is, finding happiness despite all the events happening around us is a big lie. As we live in this world, we cannot escape frustrations, disappointments, and of course grief over the loss of something or someone. We can’t fool ourselves into thinking that we can avoid these. So what are the simple truths about finding happiness?
1. We cannot always be happy.
Sad to say, that is the truth. We cannot always be truly happy. Of course, our reactions will depend upon us and our emotional capacities, but the fact remains that this is an imperfect world and life is not just a bed of roses. It is virtually impossible to be happy every single moment of every day and many people are becoming crazy because they cannot achieve this state of nirvana all the time.
2. We appreciate happiness more with other feelings present.
If you have watched the animated film Inside Out, we are given a layman’s explanation of how our emotions work. We cannot just keep on shunning sadness and everything else at the back seat. We learn to truly appreciate happiness if we have experienced sadness. You may not see it from a positive perspective, but we can appreciate our happiness more when we go through negative emotions like anger or frustration.
3. Allow yourself to grieve.
Let’s face it, nothing is permanent in this world. It can be a hobby, a pet, a job, or even the people closest to your heart. When we lose them because of death, do you really expect to maintain that bubbly feeling in your heart? Of course not. Instead, allow yourself to grieve. It’s during this time that the heart tries to accept while the mind tries to understand. After you have gone through the grieving period, only then can you return to pursuing happiness. And when you find it, you will surely find it to affect your deeper.
We cannot always have a perfectly happy life. Finding happiness is a good thing, but it should not be our master. There are just some things that we have to allow to happen in order to have a more meaningful life. Share this post and check out the rest of our blog for more tips.