As human-beings we all chase for happiness. We want to feel and be happy at every moment of our life, however this is an unrealistic goal. Being happy is constant work in progress, and for most of us the state of happiness is a very short lived moment. A moment that passes quickly, the short loved happy moment is there for you to briefly touch. It is completely normal for all humans to go through phases of short lived happiness. The reason is that we all chase for happiness, so to obtain happiness something special  have to occur in your life, in order for you to feel happy.  It might be going to a concert, eating dinner at a fancy restaurant or buying a new dress. All these things are so called special events that you allow yourself to have, in order for you to feel better. Feel happy. Therefor for most people happiness is a short lived moment, because most of us need those special events to happen for us to become happy. So a few days after the dinner party, you are  no longer living on the state of happiness you felt during the dinner, during eating exiting foods.  You are back at maybe just being between happy and unhappy, a state that you cant really define.

I truly belive that our chase for happiness is not helping us improve our lives but rather making us less happy and content in life.

Maybe our idea of happiness may itself be the main obstacle keeping us from true happiness?


“breathing mindfully, you simply
enjoy your in-breath an your out-breath.
You bring the mind home to the body, and you realise
that you are alive, still alive, and that is a wonder.
To be alive is the greatest of all miracles.
We have to learn to live our life deeply as human being.
We need to live every breath deeply,
so that we have peace, JOY, and freedom as we breathe.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

My thoughts are that; instead of chasing for happiness we should start connecting with joy. Happiness in my opinion is state of where you have to stay, but joy is more about feeling great about things in life. Therefor its no pressure of staying in that state, feeling joy will come easier than staying in the state of happiness. Joy can be so easily obtained, if you have the right mindset or you mange to work with your mindset, you can find joy in all the little things in life. The more we work with our mindset and start paying attention to everything around us, and manage to see the wonders of life, we will be able to feel and experience joy, feeling joy without the pressure of staying in that state. Joy can also happen when you are at a place in your life that you are not particularly exited about or happy with. I find that joy comes easier than happiness. If I am feeling sad for something, maybe just playing one song that I really love will bring me joy in that moment, even though I´m not feeling the state of happiness the song will bring me joy, even in a state of misery.

Changing your mindset might take a little time, you will probably fall back in the habit of chasing happiness, but when you realise that you are feeling down because you where on the path of chasing happiness again. Bring yourself back to working with your mindset, and start appreciating little things again, allowing yourself to feel joy over being able to eat food every day. having a job, being able to feel everything that you feel. Joy of life itself. It might feel a bit strange in the beginning, allowing the feelings of joy from things that you normally wouldn´t care so much for before.

Go out, start experiencing life on your body and start diving into joy and explore how joy will make your life better and bring more contentment into your life.


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