“When I was five years old, my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon.
Happiness is a choice we make everyday. It is not something that comes from external circumstances or something outside of us. We are taught in the West that material possessions, money, power, and status will bring us happiness but that is simply not the case. When we go deep into the self and find the true inner joy that lies within, beyond the place of worry and sorrow, we will come to know that happiness is inside of us all the time! All we have to do is tap into it. By mindfully tapping into that inner knowing each day, we can come from a place of joy and know that nothing external can affect us. We make the choice.
Don’t worry, be happy