I find no importance in showing others that I am happy; it's not important to me that they know or think that I am happy but what is important to me is that I am happy. I am interested in being happy, not in making others think or know that I am.
Peace is something like happiness; you cannot say I will be happy when... and you can't say I will be peaceful when... Your happiness shouldn't depend on the situation you're in nor on the circumstances that surround you. In the same breath, you cannot wait for everything around you to become peaceful in order for you to say I am peaceful. In both happiness and peace, there is a heart of strength, determination and steadfastness; a heart that has the power to make things happen. You have to be at peace. You have to be happy. Now.
Seeking external validation brings disappointment. Validate yourself from within to find true happiness.
Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being. (109)
What is called true happiness? It is 'chit prasannta' (blissful state of chit). The person who has attained 'chit prasannta', he need not beg for anything in this world!
If you are looking for true happiness, you have to change your level of consciousness and deepness of awareness.
Learn to be your own best friend first then you will find true happiness, because happiness is from within.
It's normal for us to become unhappy for a while due to how circumstances in life treat us, but it is ungodly for us to be ungrateful for these circumstances that make us unhappy!
True happiness cannot not be achieved through wealth, fame or action, But through love, modesty and self satisfaction.
There is not a “true” happiness and a “false” happiness. Only happiness and meaning. The key to happiness is to realize that it is not the same thing as meaning. The key to meaning is to realize that it is to be found neither in the pursuit, nor in the denial, of happiness. Happiness speaks to our health, meaning to our hope. The former provides for the necessities of life, the latter a reason for living… Happiness is the consequence of properly loving ourselves. Meaning is the consequence of loving others as ourselves.
If what you call happiness are the pleasurable feelings that you experience when things are going very well in your life, then you truly don't know what true happiness is.
Isn't it time for you to stop making excuses, complaining and pointing finger, so that you could start challenging and changing your negative thoughts and beliefs in order to change your mood? Try not to deprive yourself from happiness any longer. You solely owe it to yourself.
When someone loves you for who you are (completely) without judgment, impossible conditions or pretense...your heart awakens, your soul comes alive, your senses are stimulated and you know true happiness.