When I have more money, life is going to be so much better.
When I get to move into my dream house then I know I have arrived.
When I get that raise and that spiffy new car, I can finally relax, because I will be happy.
Do any of those thoughts resonate with you? I hope not. I certainly don't have all the answers for you, but there is one thing I have found. Happiness is not outside of you.
It's not in a new love, a new car or a new house.
It's waiting to be discovered within you. It's waiting patiently. Every now and then you feel it, right? Every now and then you get a glimpse.
Here's the tricky thing though, when you get those things I initially mentioned, you feel happy. But it's fleeting, and it's not real. It seems it, but after a short while those things fail to lift your mood.
So what is the key to happiness?
You don't think I can lay it all out here in an email, do you? I can't. But I can tell you how to find out for yourself what happiness is. If you read yesterday's post, you know what it is; at least you will know where to get the answer.
You guessed it; ask yourself. I tell you what; I will even give you some questions to ask yourself to get the ball rolling.
- Am I happy?
- In the times I am not happy, seldom or frequently, why is that?
- How do I find that well of joy within me?
The answers may not come right away, but because you have asked the questions, your higher self will lead you to the answers in time. Chances are good that you will begin to see signs and answers as you go throughout your day.
It certainly won't be signs for things on sale, because nothing outside of you is going to fill your void of unhappiness.
But keep your eyes open and your heart willing, and soon you will be awash in joy.