February 18, 2018
The Search for Happiness is Overrated.
I know, what does that title have to do with a positive post? I mean happiness is what we are all supposed to strive to have consistently and constantly. Right?
No. Really, no.
That is my opinion really, not based on any scientific analysis, reports, or findings. Not based on info found in medical journals, psychological journals, or such.
It is based on my personal experience and yours may indeed differ from mine, in fact, it probably does. Which is perfectly okay.
Happiness is subjective to the person who is feeling, or not feeling, it. It is something that we often seek without finding or seek in an unending quest for the elusive happiness thing.
The question then becomes why? Why search at all if it so elusive?
I say – “Quit searching!”
The search for happiness is or can be, stressful. So just let go of the need to find it, this happiness thing.
Seriously. Stop now, today, tonight, right now.
Stop searching for it and start feeling it in the moment you are in right now
At first, it could very well be impossible. Afterall I do not know your current life situation or anything you have gone through up to this point in your life.
But for right now, in this moment, stop searching. Relax. Allow yourself to just be.
Just be however you are right now. Breathe in, breathe out, and allow yourself the comfort of just being who you are at this moment in time.
Your comfort is a source of happiness. Not just physical comfort but spiritual and emotional comfort are also forms of happiness.
Happiness is also felt at different levels by everyone. Everyone feel happiness in differing doses or level.
Whatever your level of happiness right now is exactly what it needs to be right now, for you.
You don’t have to be amped up on happiness all of the time. Allow yourself to feel the different levels of happiness throughout the days, weeks, months, and years.
Allow yourself too, the quiet happiness of no longer searching for constant happiness.
Thank you for reading.
P.S. If you are so inclined I’d like to read your thoughts about happiness. Drop a line or two or three in the comments section.
Have a great night.