I was asked by someone who wrote to me on here if there was a definition of happiness or what I thought it was. I was wondering what you thought about this:
“I think people are constantly chasing happiness because I don’t think it actually has a definition. I think it is a subjective feeling of knowing that things are as good as you can make them in your life.”
I went on to say that I think things for me would be as good as they could be in my life if my anxiety levels were not so high and I could visit a friend, go on holiday or just ‘be’ without the fear of fear hanging over me. I am lucky that the basics that can bring us joy I already have; A few good friends, A loving partner, my health enough food and a home that feels secure. I take none of these things for granted and are happy and grateful I have them.
It would be interesting what your thoughts were on my definition of happiness. When we get what we want do you think our ideas change about what we want next? Should we set ourselves a happiness limit somehow to avoid not being happy? I think if we make things as good as we possibly can (within our means) then we can be happy. You see this when you look at children in non western ‘Third world’ countries who have no toys and little food smiling widely when they make up their own games and follow the honey gatherers to the woods to get a taste of sweet honey.
I think that is why this journey is important for me. It’s a sort of exaggerated version of trying to live life to the full in small ways. Everything I am doing is not expensive and is sometimes even just doing something that will save me from becoming unhappy. (I think this is just as important) and sometimes it is even allowing myself time to think about what I need to feel happy. (Well my definition of happy)
Again I am rambling!! Haha.. Excuse me!! … Anyway, what do you think?? Do you think that definition of happiness seems right? It does to me.. but then I think happiness is very personal so maybe not definable at all.. which is fine as long as you can feel it!
Love and light always. xxLisa