There are many different indicators of where happiness exudes from and I don’t think there is a ‘one size fits’ all.
I think each individual is so extremely complex, wonderful and unique that it would be quite impossible to come up with a general list for this.
There is nothing ‘general’ about being happy – let me explain.
Through different stages of life, my own quest for happiness has been determined by many different factors – mostly, where I am at, what I am doing, where I am going, who I am with and how I am feeling. Some of this stuff can relate to external positioning and material gains and sometimes that kinda stuff did make me ‘kinda’ happy.
However, there is a huge gap here that always feels unfulfiled in terms of ‘happiness’ when I feel out of alignment with my inner values, sense of meaningful contribution and working towards a purposeful vision.
You see ‘happiness’ I think, can never be extended for a ‘forever’ period of time – life just doesn’t work out that way.
I think what we are however looking for, which I feel, is much more powerful than happiness, is finding peace of mind and harmonious balance from within. When this is achieved, it’s like being in ‘flow’ and it offers a real sense of inner freedom that can never be captured.
The older and wiser I get, I realise that happiness will pop in and out of my life, just the same way excitement does and feeling motivated to do something.
If I am searching for ‘me’ in the whole process of life, then it is in the silence of the mind that the best part of me whispers.
Enjoy your happy times, for they are indeed precious, like sparkly, shiny jewels. The real sparkle however, comes from your own inner light, peacefully flowing in the freedom of your heart. Some even call that love.
22 July 2022