is a basic premise of happiness, a principle that we see
repeated over and over again, and one that we most
definitely should continue to remind ourselves.
Happiness is, indeed, an inside job. We cannot make
ourselves truly happy with anything that we own or
possess, but only through a deep and abiding knowledge and
love of ourselves, our world, and our place in it.
We can be happy only by making our thoughts happy, for our
thoughts are what guide us through life and bring more of
life to us.
our time here on this planet, we will become
something. Actually, each day that we live we become
something and someone new. That person we are inside
determines what we do, what we give, and whom we help and
how we help them, and that comes only from inside.
Who we are inside determines our character, helps or
hinders us from finding peace, pushes us forward or pulls
us back, and keeps us on a sane and healthy road or leads
us down unhealthy and destructive paths.
inside lives lead us to make decisions on ever aspect of
living, and those decisions lead inevitably to results
with which we must live. None of our possessions can
help us to make such decisions, and while our friends can
give advice, the final decision always is our own.
And it always will come from the person we've become, the
person we've made ourselves into based on our previous
your character and become the person you truly want to be,
and you'll find that happiness results as a
by-product. Search for happiness by building your
stock of possessions or by trying to find it in outside
sources, and you will find that happiness simply is not
there; you may get momentary satisfaction on a surface
level, but deep happiness will evade you.