What a profound question.
People will put streams and fences and walls and people between themselves and happiness. Notice I say PUT.
Anne Frank spent 761 days in a tiny apartment with 7 others. They couldn’t leave the building and they had to be absolutely quiet during the day to avoid detection. And yet, she chose to be happy.
What is standing between me and happiness? Nothing. Happiness is not a conditional emotion. When I have this, then I will be happy. If something good happens, then I will be happy. If something bad doesn’t happen, then I will be happy. You cannot depend on things outside of your control to dictate your feelings.
It is ok to be sad, and mad, and depressed. But that shouldn’t be your default.
So what stands between you and happiness? Only the conditions YOU put in between you and a state of happiness. So don’t put anything in there. Don’t build walls and mountains and only-ifs in there. Why make it so difficult?
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Well said. I wholeheartedly agree. Although, I’ve been struggling to find that center at times recently.