A Reblog Originally Posted by Cristian Mihai
Today’s society is obsessed with happiness. We want instant gratification, success, fame, soulmates that never die… We grow complacent with people and ideas. We grow cold and bitter because we want what we want and we want it now, and sadly the Universe doesn’t work like that. We don’t fight for what we want. We don’t have the patience to wait for the good things in life. And we certainly don’t want to put in the effort required to cultivate the necessary perspective for happiness.
There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it.
Yes, that’s right. Happiness is simply a way of looking at things. A matter of perspective. It’s not a destination, but a way of travel.
It’s embracing all that you are (and are not).
It’s not about what you get in life, but about what you become by getting what you want. It’s about becoming the kind of person that embodies the qualities required to get what you want from life.
It’s not about possession, but about acceptance and gratitude.
“If the world was free of problems, paradise would lose its value.” – Mufti Menk
Biggest problem people have? Their belief that they shouldn’t have problems. That they are entitled to eternal happiness. Well, that’s not how this thing called life works.
Happiness is never a right. It is earned and fought for through blood and tears, and even then we all can slip and fall right back to where we started. There is no such thing as eternal happiness.
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness…
Happiness is simply the by-product of a life lived well. Happiness is progress. Happiness is choosing optimism and hope, day after day after day; it’s choosing to be aware of oneself and those around him.
We’re all human. We’re all flawed. But we do have it in ourselves to cultivate the proper habits to be happy.