contentment is happiness

Each of us are on personal journeys in pursuit of happiness.
What if happiness is there and the existence needs discovery?

The pursuit of happiness is not a life’s goal because being satisfied and grateful for all the wonders around us will generate an internal happiness within ourselves. Dreams and goals are pursued, but the achievements of those do not dictate a person’s state of happiness. If one fails, another one is chased and achieved. It is not settling for less, but it is accepting reality and embracing the love, relationships, and experiences acquired throughout a lifetime.

The most rewarding feeling is knowing that I can comfort you by holding you in my arms
The most rewarding feeling is knowing that I can comfort you by holding you in my arms

Happiness is nothing more than a state of mind. Happiness is not a tangible person, object or lifestyle. Happiness is learning to appreciate  the greatness in the little things in life.

dearly yours,
the chatterbox

 

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6 Comments

  1. Thuan

    November 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Yes happiness is a state of mind, just like any other emotion. It’s internal. But why is it the goal? Are we supposed to be comfortable accepting reality? What is reality? What if this is all a simulation? I always like referring to Plato’s allegory of the cave when questionig whether or not we should ever be comfortable. I think the truth should always be the end goal.

    1. dearlydainty

      November 17, 2016 at 7:20 am

      Be It’s not THE goal. Being able to accept reality is being able to accept YOUR life and all that you have at the very moment because only then, will you be satisfied instead of always yearning for more. (And stop watching inception before commenting!! Lol)

      Truthfully, life is based on a serie of stimulations, which influences our perceptions, experiences, and emotions. There is always something in the world that is going to stimulate you only and not others because what you might be mindful of is not what others would be.

      As Bob Marley would say, “Live the life you love. Love the life you live.”

      1. Thuan

        November 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm

        Yeah you’re right, you can achieve satisfaction by accepting everything you have at this moment. But let me go right back to the allegory of the cave. What if all your life you sat in the dark and saw shadows lol? That’s all you knew and let’s say you were happy with that. But just behind you was the rest of the world as we know it. It had plants, and pharmacies and all types of kardashians. From the outside looking in, do you feel guilty for that person who is “satisfied” just staring at a cave wall?

        This is the classic red pill vs blue pill. Not saying we shouldn’t be grateful for what we have, but I think people always need to have that part in their brain that seeks something more. I think that’s what separates us from computers. We need to be uncomfortable at times otherwise we become sheeple haha. Plus, if you were always happy would happiness even exist if there was no such thing as sadness or uncomfortableness?

        1. dearly yours

          November 17, 2016 at 8:45 pm

          Have you heard the saying that ‘nothing is ever enough, but we live and we try’? Do I feel guilty for the person just staring at the wall? No, I would envy that something that simple could bring them joy.

          As adults, when we see babies or children being genuinely happy and excited over something so minute to us; their energy radiates within us and becomes contagious. Of course, there are moments when we will feel different stages of emotions, but those are just moments- causal effects to an event that may be life changing. Nonetheless, we live and we try our best to move on. I am not presuming nor suggesting that human beings are supposed to be content in every situations or circumstances. I am advising that take each moment for what it is. Do not dwell on the pain, sadness or anger someone has caused you. Continue to carry on and be grateful for the other amazing things that life has offered. Capiche ?

  2. Celeste

    November 16, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Looks good so far babes!!😘

  3. Lauren

    November 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    This is such a positive message, thank you!

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