Late Night Thoughts #3

What does it mean to be happy?

We speak of happiness as a product of something. Maybe even a product of things.
It’s as if we approach happiness as a result of circumstance.

But is this all happiness is? A simple result?

And what of the moments  that result in pain or heartache or frustration? The moments we crawl through that are filled with angst and blood and sorrow and wailing of the soul... is happiness possible during these moments? After these moments? If happiness is a simple result to satisfactory circumstance then the answer is a resounding no! But what if happiness is larger, deeper than this idea of circumstance? What if happiness is the sister of peace and what if peace is a state of being regardless of circumstance? What if peace can be brought forth within, disregarding the circumstance without? What if happiness can be the very place of solitude we must seek when chaos is raging in the storms of life?
What if happiness is actually the genesis of healing rather than the result of emotion?
What if peace and happiness can be summoned within ourselves at any moment, any time, within any circumstance?
Would this change your view of happiness?
Even more, would this change your pursuit of happiness? I have to think it would.

Happiness, my friend, is not something to be achieved. No, happiness is something that awaits.

A state of being constantly dwelling within simply awaiting your arrival. This arrival is left to you. This state of being already exist. Maybe it’s time to rest in this existence.

Happiness, my friend, is not something to be achieved. No, happiness is something that awaits.

MG