Recently I read
“Happiness isn’t a destination. It’s a way of living.”
This is so true. We can live with a victimhood mentality believing that life is something to be fearful of or avoiding risk at all costs.
Or we can live with a feeling of joy, contentment and happiness that comes from deep inside ourselves.
In either case, we can’t achieve true happiness by pursuing it directly. Happiness is actually a byproduct or result of the orientation we choose toward life, toward living. It is the result of focusing outwards, on others first. This is a risky way to live. But it is the only way to truly live.
Our deepest joy comes from doing what we love – to help others.
What is your orientation to life? Do you hesitate, resist and hold back? Do you immerse yourself in life and let it wash over you? Or do you have an altogether different orientation to living?
What way of living brings you happiness?