People spend hours, days, years, even the whole life seeking for meaning of happiness. What really makes them happy? Is it a new job? A new spouse? A new home? A new car? No matter what you fill in the blank with, the answer will always be no. Happiness is not about who you’re with or where you are or what you have. Can these add to your happiness? Yes they can. Can these things create your happiness? Never.
Happiness is about loving yourself while constantly changing to become a better you. This comes from deep inside your heart and soul. Outside circumstances may create difficulties or hardships, but true happiness prevails because you know that you will survive and move beyond this point in life. Not only will you survive, you will be a much wiser and stronger person for having gone through those specific circumstances.
The meaning of happiness is an elusive thing to those that do not understand it. One has to only look inside themselves, and not out in the world, to discover the joy that has been hiding all along within their hearts.
Joy is an state of an inner tranquility. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, money, possessions, power … … – but lack peace of mind, you can are far away from joy.