Here is a reminder : you don’t need reminders to remind you of common sense.

Is there a problem in seeking happiness according to assumptions and beliefs? Not really, unless you have followed the criteria in the mind and your pursuit led to unhappiness. Is it possible that what our mind assumes will make us happy isn’t 100% accurate? Disillusioned career choices, broken-hearted relationships, and mid-life crisis indicate that our assumptions about happiness often miss the mark. Most of what we have embedded in our mind about what makes us happy and unhappy comes from other people or marketing agencies and doesn’t address our individual inspirations.

Our pursuit of feeling better and happier has turned into a struggle to get recognized and promoted. Not because it will really make us happier directly, but because our belief system has set this as the means to an emotional end. We might very well get the promotion, a raise, and recognition only to find out we are not filled with joy. Our pursuit of happiness has turned into a pursuit of assumptions in our belief system. The problem here is that we bought into our false beliefs as being true.

The pursuit of happiness is real. It is an authentic and natural desire of our nature. For those that feel a deep emotional yearning, simply meeting the criteria of beliefs about what is supposed to make us feel good doesn’t satisfy this yearning. At a deeper level, it becomes about the heart’s desire or satisfying something at the level of the soul. Answering these desires is much more meaningful and emotionally fulfilling than satisfying the beliefs in the mind.

To create, and live in authentic happiness, you will need to learn not to blindly chase the false beliefs in the mind. You will have to pay closer attention to the end goal of emotion and not jump after the first idea the mind offers as a means to get there. When we go after happiness by satisfying the belief system we have taken our eye off the goal and become attached to assumptions and beliefs in the mind.

The pursuit of happiness is a part of our personal constitution and makeup as a living being. It is every human’s birthright and it is within every person’s possibility to achieve. To be successful in your pursuit of happiness you will need to dissolve the assumptions and criteria in the mind that interfere with authentic happiness.

Thank you for reading. Love you for that.

—–Have Hope.Keep Faith—–

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  1. This statement— “For those that feel a deep emotional yearning, simply meeting the criteria of beliefs about what is supposed to make us feel good doesn’t satisfy this yearning.” — is so very true!! There was a time when I appeared to “have everything” according to American standards for a successful life, but yet my soul was utterly miserable living that life. As I listen to my soul and continue taking steps in directions that make my heart sing, I feel closer and closer to living a life of true happiness. Thank you for this lovely post! jen

    1. I think the disconnect comes from people pursuing happiness rather than developing joy. Happiness is externally triggered, while joy is internally prompted. Material gains that American standards view as keys to happiness are momentary fixes for absent joy.

      I’m glad to hear that you are coming to a place a true happiness in your life, Jen, and wish you the best in the rest of your journey!

    2. They say follow your heart. It maybe true upto certain extent. As Abigail replied to your comment, do things to the extent that they make you happy.

      With love and light,
      Keep smiling. 😊 My best wishes are with you.

  2. This is why I think there are so many wandering philosophers and poets and minstrels.
    They’re not happy enough being tied to a routine, they must be tied to nature and life.
    Great post, thank you.

  3. This reminds me of the movie The Pursuit of Happyness. The main character wonders about that line of the Declaration of Independence ‘ “and the pursuit of happiness” – and how it implied that happiness was a concept after which we always strive, but can never reach. I agree with your assessment that happiness starts with releasing the false beliefs about what will lead to happiness. Like love, I think happiness is a choice. Whether or not you are happy depends on perspective.

    I especially liked what you wrote about authentic happiness being “[a]t a deeper level…the heart’s desire or satisfying something at the level of the soul.” As a Christian, I believe that happiness – or, more importantly, joy – comes from peace in God and the decision to just live satisfied in all circumstances.

  4. You are so right! How did you get so smart? Did you go to college and major in psychology or religious studies? And may I be so bold as to ask you how old you are? Wow, you appear to be in your early 20’s but you have so much wisdom. I’m always amazed at the comments you post on my blog. Keep them coming by the way.

    I know, I haven’t written in a couple weeks; however, I’m waiting for a sign from God telling me what to blog about. I may have something, but I’m praying on it to see if it’s what He wants me to write, or HOW He wants me to write it!

    Take care and keep the good words, blogs, coming!

    1. First off, Thank you so much for your appreciation, it means more to me than I can explain.

      And yes, I am in my 20s

      Also, there are certain specific things in my life that led me to writing my heart out. I do not know about being wise, maybe it’s because I just share what I’ve been through and learned in my life. “Give a little love and get a little love of your own” and “Aspire to Inspire” is my motto.

      I hope you best wishes for your blog journey.

      With love and light,
      Keep smiling ☺ ❤ ❤

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