No One and No Thing Can Make You Happy
by: Susan Russo
“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.” ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson
You’ve heard it before, “Happiness comes from within.” No truer words have ever been spoken but the reality is most people seek happiness outside of themselves. They look for some thing or some person to bring them happiness. They wait for a certain event or milestone to occur in their lives and that is when they will be happy.
When I get a house, when I sell this house, when I graduate, when I lose weight, when I change jobs, when I get divorced, when I find someone, when I get my promotion, when I do this and that and everything else, THEN I will be happy.
But people will come and go, possessions will get old and everything always changes so how can you hold onto this fleeting happiness? Why not find real happiness, the kind that is eternal and the kind that no one can take from you?
And the good news is you already possess it. It is inherent in your soul. You don’t have to go and get it or get anything to have it. You only have to find it, to tap into it and begin to enjoy it.
That happiness comes to you by starting from where you are right at this moment in life. Not some time “when” and “if” something happens. By valuing what you already have, by truly appreciating what is right in front of you and learning to be grateful for everything you are and have is when you will begin to experience happiness.
As cliché as it sounds, this moment is all you really have. So why put your life on hold waiting for some one or some thing to make you whole or bring you happiness when all you have to do is open your eyes and look around you?
Seeking fulfillment through others and by acquiring possessions is like chasing the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It isn’t just about attaining something. It is all about enjoying the journey along the way while reaching your destination.
When you only find happiness at the end of the road toward some achievement it will be a long road in between and instead of experiencing the constant peace and love that is inside you, you will lose sight of the greatest gift you own.
Your beliefs and thoughts are the only thing standing in your way to experiencing living for the moment. Learn how to detach yourself from the outcome and enjoy the ride to wherever it is you want to go or whatever it is you want to have.
Remember, more time is spent on the road to achieving our goals and the second we accomplish them we are on to the next one or next person.
So doesn’t it make sense to figure out how to tap into your internal joy and not rely on external events to supply you with it? You’ll spend a lot more of your life living happy instead of always looking for it. It’s your choice!
|About The Author
Susan Russo is an author and coach who has inspired people from around the world learn the secrets of finding happiness within http://www.susanrusso.com