Name 3 things right now in your life that make you happy.
Are those things permanent?
For example, if they are material items, will they last forever? Can they be taken away, or eventually breakdown?
Are they people? Will those people Always be there, or are they fallible as well? Even if you have an unshakeable connection, no one lives forever (Well, except maybe Keith Richards…)
Are they something in nature? Are you doing all you can to preserve them? If the bees all die, will your favorite plants fade away into the history books? If the ocean becomes too toxic to support life, or even to swim in, what then?
Obviously I got a bit dark with that, but the point is that none of the things outside of ourselves that we love, the people or material that we label as bringing us joy or peace, are constant. They are not actually our Source of love and happiness.
That source comes from deep within us. Our divine being, our essence, our soul. Our connection to the universe- or God if you want- and what we are without our physical form.
Sometimes we can feel this connection. During an intense deep breathing exercise, or a Reiki healing session, or an orgasm (be it physical or energetic.) There are a lucky few that can connect to this feeling most of the time, and they help remind us of our divinity.
So what is the secret to happiness? It is just to “Do all of the spiritual things” every day, hope for the best? Or can we have a more fluid goal, which is to begin to listen to what we really need? Seeking how can we fuel that Inner Smile. What lights us up Inside, what are we a full Hell Yes to?
So Yes, try all the things, but don’t become a robot. Really see which things you resonate the most with, and stay curious about yourself, about your source of Inner Happiness that can never be taken away. It is from this fountain of Love, Bliss, Energy that we can begin to overflow from Within and- without even trying- expand our infinite happiness to ourselves and the world around us.