The art of happiness

The art of happiness is an inside job. As a society we are bred to to think that being happy is something that happens when a goal or destination has been achieved or reached.
We have this idea that something external like the next job, the next partner or the next gadget will provide us with satisfaction.
Happiness will never be where we are unless we can let go of the concept that it is somewhere else.

A man once told Buddha:
“I want happiness.”
Buddha replied:
“First remove I, that’s ego. Then remove want, that’s desire. Now, you are left with only happiness.”
“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”~Buddha

It’s important to recognize and appreciate what we do have, to periodically pat ourselves on the back acknowledging and enjoying all we’ve created so far in our lives in moments of bliss and joyfulness.
At the end of the day we have the power to choose happiness, to channel this high frequency vibration that brings peace into ones heart.

This next quote is a great reminder of what is truly important in the journey of life.

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. ~John Lennon