One Thing We All Want: Happiness
If you ask anyone what they want, I guarantee you will hear a unanimous response; “I want to be happy.” We all want to be happy while we are on this earth and in this human body. And most of us look for happiness in our jobs, our lovers, our friends, our hobbies, etc. And when we get the perfect job or find the perfect man, we realize we are still unhappy.
I have really been thinking about this a lot lately. I have been analyzing my life and wondering if I am making the right decisions that are going to lead me closer to happiness. My whole life, up until a few years ago, I thought I was going to be doing music every day and I would make it my career. When that didn’t work, I decided to become a health coach. Now I am wondering if I am making the right decision. There are days I miss music so much. There are days I almost feel depressed because I am not following my passion. As you read this, you are probably thinking it’s a no-brainer. Why wouldn’t I just do music?
Nothing is ever that black and white. I had a vocal issue that could not be resolved, and music started to become more of a chore than a passion. I love helping people, so I figured health coaching is the way to go. As I write this blog, I realize, it’s not that I don’t want to be a health coach.... I am just trying to find happiness like every one of you reading this.
I am still searching and trying to figure out how to feel fulfilled and happy in my life. I can tell you one thing I have observed and believe to be true.... we are never going to be happy 100% of the time. I think life is a bunch of unhappy moments and struggles with feelings of contentment and happiness mixed in. And I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Once we accept it, we can find our true happiness. I have been meditating for a few years and studying Buddhism. One thing I have heard over and over is, “Let go of attachments and you will be happier.” I have been practicing this and find that it is so true!
As for my career, is there really a right or wrong answer? Is one career going to make me happier than another? Deep down, I don’t think so. I know happiness comes from within, but we live so much through our egos that we get wrapped up in our outside circumstances. If I never pick up a guitar again is it possible to be happy? I think so... but it is something I am working on. I am trying so hard to be happy with my life as it is right now. It seems we are always striving for something else. We are waiting for something to happen for us to be happy but we never get there. We never arrive. Because when we do, we are already thinking about the next thing. Maybe just living in the present moment is the key to happiness. What do you think? Are you happy? Or are you still searching for it? Let me know in the comments below! Have a great week! Talk to you soon!!