Can you get fixated on the pursuit of happiness? Absolutely! Happiness junkies (a good example in today’s article), fixate on it so much that inevitably lose the object of their pursuit out of their view entirely. Desperately wanting to be happy will only make you unhappy.
Happiness is a rather delicate substance. A bit like Higgs Boson – if it’s there, it’s around us, flowing through us, surrounding us. But try and stop it, measure it, and you lost it. In happiness, like in love, once you start chasing it, you lose it.
Happiness is a state. Our attempts to crystallize it, make it into a memento, find a formula for it are only our vain attempts to overcome our mortality. Let it go. Accept that not always you will be happy. And hence enjoy even more when you actually are. Instead of chasing it, focus on surrounding yourself with people, things and experiences that do make you happy. And even more importantly, again like with love – if you lack happiness in your life, start making other people happy. Do kind things, bring joy into lives of friends, close ones and complete strangers. The karmic law, the law of attraction, the cycle of the Universe – whatever you call it, this WILL make you happy.
And as so wonderfully put by the Hunting Happiness Project this morning, here is a fantastic mantra for mini meditation on the go. Accept what you have, where you are and what you are. Trust Universe that everything will be fine. Stop swimming against the current. Flow. And have a happy day!
Let your heart open to trusting.
Repeat as needed.