Are you happy? I mean, are you really happy? In this hustle and bustle society, I don’t believe people have the time to think about being happy. Yes, I said it. I do not believe people have the time to be happy. People have no clue to how their minds are searching throughout the day for opportunities where it can relax and enjoy the moment.
Let me make an attempt to define what I believe ‘being happy’ actually means. Happy or happiness is characterized by or indicative of enjoyment, pleasure, contentment, or joy. It is a mood, a frame of mind or a state of being. Being happy is a worry free zone where anxiety has no invitation. Happiness is how you spell RELIEF. There is no place that can imprison a person when they are truly happy with him or herself and has chosen to be stress free. Happy people celebrate life and love to take vacation moments during the course of a day—choosing to be rapture by the moment of enjoyment.
When you are bombarded with problems such as financial, health, job security, family, gossip, etc, your mind is racing one hundred miles per minute trying to find solutions. Our culture does not facilitate long periods of happiness because making a living is our number one priority. We are acclimated to a system that encourages activities of busyness that may not involve real work at all. The old adage is true to this day, “Look busy, even if you’re not.” This mindset robs people of the ability to enjoy their job, especially when one has to engage brainstorming and pondering in order to put things into perspective.
One of the things that can damage your state of happiness is when your happiness is dependent upon others or circumstances that are favorable. There is no doubt that these things can cause you to feel good, but they should not be the root cause to you feeling good vibrations. Most people are aware that there are no anxieties in good fortune. However, there should not be any overall loss of excitement when situations are trying to get the best of you. Perspective is the key to maintaining your state of happiness. If you cannot remedy bad situations, and keep your happy state levels high, then all you have is happenstance. Happenstance is when your happiness is conditional. You cannot control every situation or choose the ones you want to encounter. However, you can control yourself and how you act or react when these circumstances occur.
Don’t Worry! Life Happens! Being Happy is a State of Mind.