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?
Some of us may automatically know what it means to be happy, it may take others time to find out. Being happy is innate, it comes from within us. If it’s not obvious, it is important to dig deep.
We may not all feel the same emotions associated with our past, but it is 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 the past, it is not always easy to know how we will feel after any new experience.
We may block out our emotions and may deny that we have issues. We may also convince ourselves and others that we’re happy, that there is nothing wrong. What we unconsciously have yet to deal with, can make a difference between us being happy, or sad.
If someone in the family has a predisposition to depression, the odds are we can too, but if we understand why someone has depression then we may turn things around for ourselves. A lot of it is down to our perceptions on our understanding.
There are predispositions that can be avoided, but it is important to know how to avoid them. Being happy is something we need to work on. Happiness is never a quick fix. Retail therapy doesn’t work. 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, for the most part I am happy.