Because emotions aren’t an exact science, do we really know how to be happy? Is being happy something we fleetingly come in and out of?
It’s not always easy to know what makes us happy. Some of us may automatically know, it may take others time to find out. Being happy is innate, it comes from within. If it’s not obvious, we must dig deep.
We don’t all feel the same emotions associated with our past, but it’s usually our past that dictates how happy we feel. Two people may lose a loved one and will experience different emotions associated with their loss. Because experiences are based on our past, it’s not always easy to know or fully anticipate how we will feel after any new experience.
It is easy to over-estimate just how we feel. It’s also easy to block out our emotions and deny that we have issues. We convince ourselves and others that we’re happy that there’s nothing wrong. I believe what we unconsciously have yet to deal with, will make a difference between us being happy or sad.
If someone in the family has a predisposition to depression, the odds are we will too, but if we understand why someone has depression then we can turn things around for ourselves, so we don’t struggle with the same fate. A lot of it is down to our understanding.
There are predispositions that can be avoided, but we must know how to avoid them. Being happy is something we must all work on. It’s never a quick fix. Retail therapy doesn’t work either. There are only so many frocks you can buy.
As I continue to work on my emotional and spiritual health, I have days where I change how I feel about what I’m dealing with, but even with what I get to deal with and through my beliefs, I am for the most part, happy.