Happiness comes from the choices we make in life, not necessarily from the circumstances. You cannot be happy with money, possessions, fame, or even the perfect body. This can be a hard pill to swallow for many people, but the truth is that there are happy people living in all kinds of situations that we may find less than ideal.
Following are the two main reasons that you may not be happy in your life.
1. You Are Not Choosing Love
Whether they are single or married, or have family or no family, happy people choose to love. They love other people they know and don’t know, they love the world around them, and most importantly they love themselves.
When you love other people and the world around, you naturally become a happier person. Mostly this is because you become aware of other people’s needs and contribute to them, and it feels good to contribute to this world.
When you love yourself, happiness automatically comes. With self-love comes self-respect, and with self-respect comes admiration, compassion, and patience. In short, it’s hard to not love your life if you love yourself.
So, if you are not happy with your life, ask yourself how much love you are giving to yourself and the world. Do you have concern, sympathy, and interest in other people’s lives and your own? Or, do you lack interest in everything around you and feel that it is all unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
If you find yourself lacking interest, it is time to work on putting love out to the world and yourself.