Happiness is a skill. But choosing to be happy doesn’t mean living in denial of your life’s challenges. It means finding happiness within yourself and from yourself, and therefore not allowing your happiness to become dependent on externalities outside your control. You have to develop this skill like any other: by practicing.
So how can you practice happiness? It might be easy when things are going well - when your wallet’s fat, your belly’s full. But how can you be happy when you’re afraid to lose your job, your spouse, your life? Life is guaranteed to give you setbacks and disappointments, so how can you develop the skill of happiness then?Read More