10 Places Unhappy People Search for Happiness

10 Places Unhappy People Search for Happiness

Marc and Angel

1. In the fantasy of an easy life.

Life is tough, but you are tougher. Pain makes you stronger. Facing fear makes you braver. Mistakes and heartbreak make you wiser. Sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. Sometimes you have to go through the worst, to arrive at your best.

Your journey isn’t supposed to be easy, it’s supposed to be worth it. To never struggle is to never grow. It doesn’t matter what’s happened or what you’ve done; what matters is what you choose to do from here. Accept the circumstances, learn from them, and move on. Letting go is often a step forward. Sometimes you have to walk away from what you thought you wanted to find what you truly need and deserve.

2. In a past that no longer exists.

You are changing. The universe around you is changing. Just because something was right for you in the past doesn’t mean it still is. This could be a relationship, a job, a home, a habit, etc. Giving things up doesn’t always mean you’re weak; it may simply mean you’re strong enough and smart enough to let go of the old to make way for the new. Don’t stress about the closed doors behind you. New doors are opening every moment and you will see them if you keep moving forward.

As the Dalai Lama once said, “A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors.” (Read Buddha’s Brain.)

3. In a future that isn’t guaranteed.

Too often we spend our energy stuck in the maze of life, thinking about how we’ll escape one day, and how amazing it will be. And imagining a future like this keeps us going, or so it seems. But we never escape. We simply use thoughts of the future to escape the present, over and over again, until we’ve reached the end of our lives without ever having truly lived.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The future depends on what you do today.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. Do something today! You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to live is to press play. Go ahead and press play! The clock is ticking – the hours are going by. The past increases and the future recedes, possibilities decreasing and regrets mounting… but only if you hesitate to accept and enjoy your life right now while you’re living it.(continue)

 

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