Door To Happiness

Updated: Jun 18

Happiness is hard to define. It is a subjective feeling which usually relates to the contents of our thoughts. We can say what makes us happy, and we can describe the emotions that go along with being happy. But what is happiness itself? We have in our memory experiences that can bring about the subjective feeling of happiness. This is ‘recorded happiness.’ We harbor many versions of such recorded joy. However, it does not allow us to investigate happiness itself



Where to Find Happiness :

The subjective state of happiness, even if it is in relation to something else, feels very natural. When we are happy, tension and stress leave the mind and the body, and we begin to relax. We expend a lot of time and effort in gaining and sustaining happiness. To understand what happiness is, we must find its source. It is common practice to seek it elsewhere other an in ourselves. Since happiness feels so natural, it should follow that it is part of our being.

The subjective state of happiness, even if it is in relation to something else, feels very natural.


In the very effort of seeking, we move away from the center of our being. We come into the world as a self-contained unit comprising the body and the mind. We perceive them both, but the power of sensory perception limited. Where senses cannot go, feelings and imagination can penetrate.





In the very effort of seeking, we move away from the center of our being.


Imagination moves outwards while feeling moves inwards. We imagine and project mental images, and we source happiness from them, and we enjoy this subjective feeling of happiness.


Through seeking, we deny ourselves access to the well of happiness we carry within. By seeking, we are telling ourselves we don’t already possess happiness. The act of seeking happiness takes us further away from its source.


Through seeking, we deny ourselves access to the well of happiness we carry within.

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