Happiness is a choice, a choice we make every day on a conscious level, until over time, it becomes our habitual state of being, whose root cause is the programming we have created, that is now working from our subconscious level.
Fine,…that may be working for you, but you don’t have my challenges! Try living my life and then we’ll see how happy you are!
I would like to think that I understand your frustration, but maybe if you considered a few ideas, it might help you salvage more joy out of your day.
In the first place, there are very few people in the world who move from birth to death without encountering problems, challenges, and even tragedy. No one has a monopoly on problems, trouble, grief or tragedy. You’re simply another face in the crowd, in that regard.
Secondly, consider that people do not act identically to life’s problems. Some people surmount them, sometimes with relative ease, and other people become overwhelmed by them, and sink into a deep state of depression. The reason for this has partially to do with who they are, and their dominant state of being prior to having a problem. It also has to do with how each individual views the circumstances they have created. The conditions of life don’t have any pre-ascribed meaning to them, and so each person is free to attach whatever meaning they like to the situation they are encountering. Therefore, your choice to veiw any circumstance as a problem, as well as the level of the problem’s severity, is totally a personal decision, created by your mind. It has nothing to do with circumstances, which themselves are impartial.
So much of our life has to do with our conditioned responses, but who is doing the conditioning? Each of us has either taken the responsibility for our own personal programming, or we are letting ourselves be programmed, by relatives, friends, the media, by government. Happiness is initially a choice to take control of your own personal programming until such time as it is working for you on auto pilot. In the meantime, every conscious choice we make to be happy, works to bring more good things into our life, that energetically vibrate at that same frequency level.
When your higher self lets you know that you have strayed from your main goal of happiness, be gentle with yourself. Just smile and say, “thank you,” do a course correction, and continue sailing on in the direction of your goal, which is happiness.