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I Choose Happiness
“Why am I not happy? Where did I go wrong? What happened to make me so upset, sad, and this feeling of being alone? Where did things go so… wrong?”
“Well, that sounds like an intrinsic question to me. Although, you should have realized by now- that you are not alone.”
We all wish there was a magical ‘Key to Happiness’ or ‘The Trick to Love’. People have spent their entire lives looking for it, countries have fought for it, and religions are devoted to it- hoping to find happiness in ‘salvation’.
A question to ask yourself, is will you ever be truly happy? I a lot of people say that true happiness, is impossible. It is impossible, because humans are all selfish beings; we all have an ‘evil’ within us, or that a long time ago a woman and a man ate an apple off of a tree (to give an examples). It seems to me that those aren’t exactly good reasons as to why you can’t have true happiness. It looks like a reason to deny yourself from finding your happiness.
I genuinely hope that, you can say that you had one of those moments. It could happen at any time. One of those rare feelings where you all of a sudden feel that everything in the world is just right, and you are in your own small bubble of pure bliss. Where you are so happy you feel your heart may explode, from this intense happiness. I’ve felt this, and it is wonderful, but is it ‘True Happiness’? It’s a possibility that it could be. When you’re not happy, what are you? You could be feeling any emotion, but just because it’s not happiness, doesn’t mean it’s not a good emotion.
You see, you don’t have to be happy or sad, you can just be content. Content with your surroundings, content with your life, happy about the fact that you can wake up every morning and see at least one person you love that day. I personally think being content is always nice. Some have said the ‘key’ to happiness, is using the feelings we have that ‘branch’ off of happiness. Whether it is ‘ignorance’, ‘love’, or as some people would argue—‘knowledge’, it really doesn’t make a difference. You have to realize that nobody can really tell you what will make you happy, or where you will find love. There are a lot of choices you have to make on your own, whether you like it or not. To find ‘happiness’ sometimes you just have to choose it. Then perhaps, one day, you will find your true happiness. It may be in an object, thought, or idea. Or it could be that your true happiness is in that one special person and theirs in you.
I happen to have a paradox to my happiness. I’m happy always growing, learning, and going forward, yet when I’m happy I find I’m no longer motivated to move towards my goals. And then soon, because of this ‘loop’ I simply become sad. Then I soon start moving towards my goals and this will happen over, and over again. Stuck in a loop, I happened to be told a simple solution- one I personally find easier said than done.
It happens to be, that happiness isn’t something complicated. You don’t have to sit there for hours and wonder how on Earth you ended up being unhappy. Happiness is a simple, lovely feeling, which you just hold close to your heart. I had to realize that happiness and love are in everything. From a night sky, to a child, an animal, a poem, a picture, a person, even homework if that’s what you enjoy. So, if happiness can be found in everything, where is sadness found?
Sadness is something we bring upon ourselves. It is an emotion that mainly sprouts from within us, and comes out as tears. I still get incredibly sad, almost depressed, from time to time. It’s difficult to try to stay happy, but it not complicated. You just have to mark your own beginning, on a true ‘whim-of-the-moment’, choose happiness.
Article posted October 25, 2011 at 06:59 AM •
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