We are each on our own pursuit for happiness. As human beings we seek every day to do things that make us happy. I recently read an interesting article that debated rather or not happiness should be the ultimate goal. At first, I thought it was a strange debate because if happiness should not be our ultimate goal than what should our ultimate goal be? So, I made a list of all the things I thought made me happy. After reviewing my list, I realized the things on my list only provided me with temporary happiness. As human beings, our goals must be centered around our belief that we are innately worthy of all we desire — not centered around goals that we believe will make us feel ‘happy and worthy’.
I thought falling in love would make me feel happy, until I fell in love and realized that those feelings are only present when the relationship is good, but happiness will quickly vanish when real issues occur. I thought having the perfect shoe collection made me happy until I counted and I realized that I haven’t even bothered to wear most of the shoes. It was the thrill of opening the package, that rush of adrenaline that I get when I see packages on my doorstep. Happiness is only experienced in basic terms, meaning once it’s gone, it’s gone, then we continue the pursuit. According to national surveys, happiness is the most common goal when asked, “How do you want to feel every day?” Happiness only scratches the surface of human emotion and potential. In short, happiness is shallow. There is something else that is far more worth the pursuit.
Rather than reaching for the goals that you believe will bring you happiness, go inward. Expand your spirituality. Do self-development work. Recognize your innate worthiness in this very moment. Doing so, will bring you a sense of comfort and happiness that you have never felt before. Life is a spiritual game, and you are worthy of all you desire in your life… right now.
In order to truly feel worthy of all you desire, embrace your wholeness, rather than the pursuit of happiness.
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