Happiness is a state of genuine satisfaction. Satisfaction is a deep underlying sense of doing a good job with your life. When you’re in that state, everything else comes up roses from your perspective, even if life is challenging you. That’s because you feel satisfied with yourself, and you accept adversity as part of life’s polarity.
It’s amazing how many folks think that feeling happy has a lot to do with their outside circumstances. Think of several of your friends. How many are very satisfied with themselves? Have you noticed how easy it is for them to be happy, no matter what is going on in their world? How about those who are not satisfied with themselves? Have you ever noticed how difficult it is for them to be happy even if outside conditions are great?
You alone are the cause of your happiness and unhappiness. This is perhaps a very unpleasant truth for those unhappy souls who insist it’s impossible to be happy in the world today. It’s very possible to be happy in the world today if you are happy with yourself and what you’re up to in the world today.