Pursuit of Happiness: Finding Inner Peace Is Crucial for Finding True Happiness

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards. They try to have more things or more money, in order to do more of what they want; so, they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. ~Margaret Young

The pursuit of happiness is vital to our life satisfaction. All of us want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives… we want to enhance our experiences of love and relationships as well as work and play… we want to find true happiness.

The pursuit of happiness is vital to our life satisfaction. Credit:  by Out.of.Focus

Finding inner peace is crucial for finding true happiness. If you’re at peace with yourself, you can be at peace with the world.

Nobody goes through life without dealing with difficulties and challenges. What you tell yourself about what is happening in your life can affect your perception and interpretation of events. If you have inner peace, you can remain calm even when dealing with challenging external circumstances. If you don’t have inner peace, you can be miserable even when you have good things happening in your life. It can keep you from appreciating what you have.

The pursuit of happiness doesn’t have to be so hard. You really don’t have to be unhappy — misery is only an option.

Finding True Happiness

Some people always manage to find a way to be happy… to love and be loved… to be “successful” in its purest form — no matter what actually happens to them. Catastrophic events in their lives don’t seem to cripple them and stop them permanently. They might pause a little bit to treat their “wounds.” They might even retreat from the world for a while. But almost always, they manage to heal and recover emotionally from what was going on. They manage to move forward with their lives and be happy. What’s their secret?

What are the keys to finding true happiness?

I’m certain it’s not about luck, but a way of looking at the world. It’s about having a certain attitude. Unhappy people tend to make choices that keep them stuck in misery. Even when they have happy moments, they seem to find a way to mess things up and maintain their misery.

In contrast, people who are happy tend to be more spiritually and emotionally intelligent than others — they tend to make choices that help them get the best out of life.

Most happy people find happiness just by enjoying the process of living — by being and doing the things they love — they follow their bliss wherever it leads them.

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