“Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north.“
One of the most difficult habits to break is that of looking for happiness outside ourselves.
It might be expecting someone else to behave in a certain way, so we can feel happy. It might be thinking we’ll feel happier when we’ve got the new car, the promotion, the bigger house, the new dress.
None of these things are within our control.
And if our happiness depends on something outside of us, then it’s easily shattered.
The other problem?
By waiting for something or someone else to do something or be someone that we can’t influence, then we’re putting ourselves in the position of victim – a passive experiencer of life.
The only way we can truly feel happy is to put ourselves back in a position of active choice.
Whatever our circumstances, whatever our environment, whatever happens, the only thing we can impact is how we choose to respond.
And that’s where we can choose to feel happier – in every moment, with every thought, with every breath, with every word.
Our happiness is there inside us, waiting for us to let it out to play!
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