As humans we are in constant search of happiness. Many people are filling this need with objects like our cars, phones, houses,electronics and other people. Then, in order to support our addiction of possessions that we think will fulfill the need to be happy we grow up get jobs that will make us enough to money to pay for the car, house, phones, etc… Yet, even if we have a job that allows us to gain all the “best” things in life we are still reaching for the next thing and never gaining the fulfillment. This was the struggle I found myself in not to long ago. I was working a job that would simply allow me to get by and gain possessions. It took zero creativity and I felt so under utilized. In other words I was wasting my time and instead of creating what i wanted, looking inwards, and trying to make a change I was going through the motions and placing my attention outside rather than inwards. I was so unhappy! I felt as if I was trapped in a constant whirl wind and One day I had to escape my work environment and start making a difference. I always wanted to help others in some way, to truly create change, I wanted to be free… I now believe this urge is the same for all individuals. The same urge to be at the service of others… to touch others hearts and to be free to create a better world. Some may do this with singing, drawing and writing and some may be health care workers, or firefighters… etc… Yet, all people need to find what service to humanity will make their spirit sing for joy! If you are going through the motions be brave and trust in your ability, look with in and move towards a higher purpose 🙂 In the service of others you find true moments of happiness
Thomas Jefferson said that all Americans have the right to the pursuit of happiness? Many people I speak to will explain to me that this is a great sign that happiness is false and happiness is an endless quest that no one ever finds. I am here to tell you that these people are false in some ways. I will agree that most people who seek happiness in life never find it and there are simple reasons for never reaching the level of peace all humans are meant to feel in their soul.
First of all, Most of us are conditioned as children to tow the line and through the media, others opinions, the people closest to us like our parents and teachers that happiness comes from money and money is hard to attain. I am here to tell people that money is infinite and easy to attain if you have the courage to go after it. None of us were meant to live a life of wanting and longing for the things we desire. Instead we are meant to create new things, ideas and circumstances that will allow us to express ourselves and money should be the afterthought. although, most of us are taught to be realistic, work hard, and put our own desires aside. I know every day i am typically even now told to grow up by the people who supposedly care the most. I am here telling you not to grow up instead grow wiser and create more.
Next, happiness comes from within us and no one will find it from any object or person. So many people are taught that stability with a job, a husband or wife, a big house or car will be what makes them happy. often this is never enough to truly fulfill a person. yet, getting to know yourself and loving who you are greatly will allow you to become a person who has love to give and can be what we often here as a whole person.
Lastly, happiness is true freedom and anyway your soul can achieve that it will strive for. Nobody can be happy without a sense of freedom in what they do and what they want to do. No one wants or likes to be told what to do and in time we all rebel from those who try to control us. This could be your boss, your parents, your partner, etc…
To conclude what the pursuit of happiness should be for everyone is the ability to create and have money to do what you wish with it, to be secure with who you are accepting and love yourself no matter what, and finally having freedom to so what you want at all times and be in control of your own world. Getting these three things is true happiness and each person needs to start recreating their world to gain each one of these three pursuits. That will make you happy.