Have you seen a toddler eating an ice cream? he hums and babbles and smiles while eating, feeling the happiest ever.
Now have you seen yourself eating that same ice cream? You might finish eating it without even noticing it!
And it is the same ice cream here and there. The difference lies in you and the toddler.
How come the same ice cream can bring joy to a toddler and not to you? It is because happiness comes from the inside, not from the outside. An ice cream doesn’t have a happiness ingredient in it, otherwise I would have cooked all my meals using it!
It is the happiness that is within the toddler that gets out and shows while he’s eating that ice cream.
What happened to the happiness inside you? Are you still waiting for an external event to make you happier? A new car? A house? A new job? Meeting a new girlfriend/boyfriend?
Many of who committed suicide in the world had more than one car and owned more than a house. Many CEO’s aren’t happy as we might think. And a new girlfriend/boyfriend not sure they want to be with you, a person who can’t provide happiness, otherwise you would have made yourself happy!
You won’t be happy when you will be successful or rich or married or a parent, you will be all of this and more, when you are happy… Happiness boosts everything in your life.
Brian Weiss, and American psychotherapist, said: “Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else.”
And Helen Keller, said:“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”
Do whatever it takes to bring out your own happiness… Dig deep in your soul, fight your own daemons, turn back and look into the eyes of your own fears, and let your inner light shine again…
Rania Hammoud, Life Coach
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