Inner happiness is a state of ‘being’ one which is rare, not something we all have but something we must continually work on and strive for.
With work on ourselves it’s something we can acquire. As we continue to live our lives, we convince ourselves that if things were different, for example, if we had a new car, or the next tech thing, then we would feel and be happy, but inner happiness isn’t about ‘things.’
Acquiring more things can and never will bring us happiness. Things don’t just make us happy, it’s just another ‘thing’ we acquire. To find happiness we must let go of seeking material and transient things and discover all that resides within us.
Instead, we take on other people’s suffering as if their suffering were our own. We must live without the labels. We are uniquely different, we must identify with what makes us, us and stop identifying as something, rather us being us. If we must identify with something, then we must identify with positivity.
It is okay to be you, it is okay to accept you with your imperfections. Life isn’t perfect, the human condition is inevitably flawed. Inner happiness comes from acceptance. Your relationship with you lasts a lifetime, make friends with you, choose to be kind to you and you’ll have no difficulty in accepting what life hands out.
No matter what you deal with, or what you feel, accept that you feel what you feel, and your suffering will lessen. The bad times will come, but the good times will surface too. It is important to be ready for all eventualities. Acknowledge your feelings, it will be your biggest gift.
If you can meditate, meditate. Meditation is known to change the circuits in the brain associated with happiness, contentment and stimulates the ‘feel-good’ factor.