The Happiness Myths That Make Us Miserable

What is happiness for you? Is it buying things that you want? Is it learning from your past and becoming a better person?

Happiness is one of the most difficult thing to understand and define in just a few words. The more the research I do, the more I add to the definition of happiness. If I had to be limited by the number of words, I would describe happiness as being in the now, moving like water, and feeling every heartbeat in my chest to be in the present moment, being grateful for all the little things that make me alive and feel things.

Make the NOW count!

Pain makes you stronger. Tears make you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. Be grateful for your past because it helped shape who you are. And thank the past for a better future. Live for today, learn from yesterday, and hope for tomorrow. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain." Marc and Angel

Happiness is not something you can buy. Most of the ads you see in magazines tell you to buy this product to be happy, to play this game to make yourself better and fulfilled: but this is more the definition of pleasure than happiness. It’s a pleasure to buy yourself something or to try something. On the other hand, happiness is an emotion. And like every emotion, it has to be inside yourself, to be experienced, to be loved.

And to be aware of it, you need to be conscious of it.

Pleasures like sex, food, celebrity, don’t make you happy. Pleasure is the easiest form of life satisfaction and the most superficial distraction companies are trying to sell for us to believe that our happiness depends on it. Being happy is to be one with yourself, knowing yourself from head to toe, your vibrations, the way your body is one with your conscious. All the things around you add to your happiness but, if you don’t find yourself, how do you want to add all of those beautiful things ?

Pleasures, like sex, don't make you happy! Gratitude does!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.Melodie Beattie

If I had a bad childhood, will I ever be happy?

Some people tend to think they will never be happy as they had a bad childhood. Don’t listen to those people. And if you are one of those people, let me ask you one thing: do you think your past experiences have taught you lessons and made the person you are today with those strengths and abilities to think and avoid doing the same mistakes? Life is full of challenges and they are made to be lived. Sometimes, you end up in cracks, and you crumble, but you learn from your experience, and you grow through the cracks. This is how you should see your past. See your past as a gift and be proud as you have learned more things than someone who seemed to have the perfect childhood you’d hoped for.

Some people are happy in war and others are sad at weddings

Happiness occurs when you decide to pursue what’s in you, and not people’s ideals.

You need to understand and stand by by the fact that happiness is in you. You have all the answers you need to be happy. Make peace by healing your past, explore the power of being in the NOW, develop your sense of gratitude*, and make your own dreams a reality.

I hope you learnt something from this article. Feel free to read more in our blog section and practice with our free meditations on this website, our YouTube Channel, and on Spotify & Apple Podcasts.

And as always, Be Kind To One Another, Including Yourself.

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