We live in a world which has two layers, an inner layer and an outer layer. The outer layer is same for all of us. In other words, it is objective. On the other hand, the inner layer is private and subjective. No one can see your inner layer because it's private. More importantly, the inner layer defines your life. How?
Instead of pursuing happiness, it is better to make BLISS your target.
Why? Because happiness fluctuates while bliss doesn't.
The key to get bliss is to understand mind. And it is not an easy thing to do. It takes time. It takes persistence. It takes determination. But it is possible.
Happiness depends on circumstances while bliss doesn't. Bliss comes when you know that the world is simply a creation of your mind.
What is mind?
Mind is not you. You have it. For most people, however, it owns them. That is a problem.
The key is to understand mind and use it effectively.
Happiness and unhappiness are the opposite sides of the same coin. You cannot be happy all the time and you cannot be unhappy all the time either.
The reason is the fact that your happiness depends on something outside such as environments, circumstances, and conditions. To go beyond happiness and to feel good all the time, you need to focus on something within, something inside. Because outside conditions necessarily can be controlled by you all the time.
Everybody wants to be happy. Happiness is something all of us strive for.
What is happiness by the way? It is not easy to explain by words but we all know when we are happy.
Most people use the word as synonym of pleasantness. If it is the case for you, you may want to rethink a little bit.
Bob Ishida, born and raised in Japan, is a human potential researcher, globalization advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, lover, father, husband and a child.