Everyone wants to know what the source of happiness is. And most of us get confused and look outside of us for it. In this article I’ll point you to where the source of happiness actually resides.
It’s Easter weekend. We’re in lockdown and everywhere I look on social media I see people posing similar questions…
“How do we make this Easter special? What should we be doing to make Easter fun for our kids?” “What can we do?”
And what is behind these questions?
The thought that what they are doing is not enough. That there is something more that should be done. That in order to be happy, things have to happen, traditions have to be followed, kids have to be entertained.
The endless feeling of looking over ones shoulder to see what other people are doing. To see if what they are doing is good enough or whether they could be doing better.
And oh my gosh, I understand this.
I spent all of my adult life comparing myself to others. And falling short in every way. “Not earning enough, not happy enough, not grateful enough, not bringing up the children well enough, not caring for others enough.
Just not enough.
And now things look rather different…
The source of happiness
The source of happiness doesn’t look like it comes from the outside any more. It looks like it firmly comes from within.
And what do I mean by this rather vague and ‘spiritual’ term, “comes from within?”
Well, simply that underneath all of that thinking of not being enough is exactly what we are all searching for.
The source of happiness is right there underneath all of the “not enough’s”. Underneath all the looking at what others are doing, underneath all the comparisons. Underneath all the striving and having to do things.
Because when we fall out of our thinking and into the present moment there is nothing but happiness. There can’t be anything else because there is nothing to judge. Nothing to compare…
So in response to the question “what can I do this weekend to make it special?” Take a moment to consider that the constant need to be busy, to occupy every moment, is the very think that takes you away from true happiness.
Why not instead take this lock down Easter as an opportunity to find the peace and happiness that lies within all of us when we allow ourselves to live in the present moment?
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