A Lesson in Happiness
As human beings there is a state of mind that we experience which some might call joyfulness. This state of being can also be felt in the heart and soul of who we are as well, actually when happiness is felt inside of us there is a deeper sense of pleasure that arises.
How do we know the difference? When are we truly feeling the real thing, when it comes to happiness and contentment.
Our Ego loves to indulge and devour on the surface level, talking us into material purchases, bigger and better, more and more. A nicer car, another pair of shoes to add to our already overflowing collection, boats, bigger house, bigger Tv and any other new toy that comes on the market.
These are the more extreme cases of Ego clinging, there doesn’t always have to be a big hole in your finances to top up the Ego. The Ego has its way with us in many different forms, the point is, our Ego finds joy and happiness most often when we are out buying and accumulating, replacing and replenishing.
This kind of fulfilment is sadly very temporary and would only be considered as falsified happiness. It is definitely not the real thing at all. So what is supposed to make us happy? The answer is really very simple and uncomplicated.
Although perhaps sometimes happiness seems more like something we might only ‘see’ in a big screen movie, certainly not anything we experience for the long term on any given day.
Genuine and authentic happiness comes from the place inside of us that allows us to feel with complete and sensitive emotion. An emotional state of being that can actually be felt in the physical body as well as our emotional and spiritual parts of who we are.
For example a walk in the forest might trigger us to take deep breaths, and when we breath out we feel ‘something’, sometimes that something even brings a tear or two. Perhaps when we hold a new baby or play with a child, we feel a connection with that little one and our insides swell with love.
These are the sentiments of true happiness. Material things are nice, and they make us happy in the moment of purchase, but true and lasting happiness is there for us anytime we want to tap into it, and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Joyfulness is living from the Soul of who we are, it is all about the simple things in life, that is why finding happiness doesn’t have to be complicated at all.