Are You Chasing Happiness Or Is Happiness Chasing You?

Are You Chasing Happiness Or Is Happiness Chasing You?Ever since Happiness heard your name It has been running through the streets trying to find you. ~ Hafiz of Persia

So many of us were raised to believe that HAPPINESS is something we find somewhere outside ourselves and it’s something we find by doing more and having more, but is that really the case?

We are human beings not human doings and we discover HAPPINESS not by chasing after all kind of material things, not that there is something wrong with having them, BUT by being still, by enjoying who we are, where we are and by enjoying what we already have right NOW in this moment. If you aren’t happy  and content with your life right now, chances are that you won’t be happy and content when you will get all the things you are now chasing after. It’s how we humans are wired,  constantly looking for more, for something else, for something better and in this search of ours we forget to be present, we forget to enjoy life, we forget to be HAPPY, we forget to LIVE!

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~ Unknown

If we keep on pretending that HAPPINESS is somewhere out there and if we keep on living our lives on auto pilot, HAPPINESS will be something we will rarely or never come into contact with, because you see, just like John Lennon said it, Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

And in the closing I would like to share with you this really beautiful story I found a few years ago. Not sure who the author is but if you do feel free to share it with us all.

There was an old wise cat and a small kitten in an alleyway. The old cat saw the kitten chasing its tail and asked:

“Why are you chasing your tail?”

To it the kitten replied:

“I’ve been attending cat philosophy school and I have learned that the most important thing for a cat is happiness, and that happiness is my tail. Therefore, I am chasing it: and when I catch it, I shall have happiness forever.”

Laughing, the wise old cat replied:

“My son, I wasn’t lucky enough to go to school, but as I’ve gone through life, I too have realised that the most important thing for a cat is happiness, and indeed that it is located in my tail.  The differece I’ve found though is that whenever I chase after it, it keeps running away from me, but when I go about my business and live my life, it just seems to follow after me wherever I go.”

With all my love,

 

 

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy, book that will be published by Penguin Random House in March 2016. For more details check out the about page.

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  1. This is so true! I remember when I was still a teenager (decades ago) and listening to a married couple talk about how they kept pursuing happiness (once we own a home, once we have a baby, once the baby is potty-trained, etc.). They figured out that they were chasing false beliefs and that happiness will never be found outside of themselves. They were happy once they stopped searching in all of the wrong places. That conversation stuck with me, and I have reflected on it many times over the years.

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