Who doesn’t want to be happy?
Just take a look at any moment of your life,
any choice you make.
Isn’t your intention to be happy?
I mean a deep sense of contentment,
the capability of being peaceful
and at ease no matter what,
an inner knowing that things are just fine.
Somehow true happiness eludes us,
and here’s why. Even though we long
for it more than anything,
we make choices that derail us.
We choose stressful behaviors,
distorted beliefs through which
we view the world, and emotional chaos.
And in doing so, we interfere
with our potential to be happy.
Happiness is absolutely within your reach.
In fact, it closer than close – the essence of you.
Try to control your thoughts and emotions.
See what makes you unhappy,
then plant your feet firmly in the land
of happiness and the deepest happiness
imaginable will be revealed.
“The amount of happiness that you have
depends on the amount of freedom
you have in your heart.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~