“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~ Unknown
Happiness is often thought of as the absence of imperfections, annoyances, and distractions. The idea of happiness is placed upon a pedestal that can only be reached if one achieves a supreme ideal, a perfection unmarred by pedantic blemish or the messy everyday nuances that so pepper life.
By making happiness so supremely inaccessible one sinks into a sort of forlorn despair and with good reason, since it seems that perusing happiness is akin to running in place with the end goal always out of reach.
Sigh… all of that sounds so bleak, so glum, and really rather ridiculous, doesn’t it? That’s because it is and yet if one were to stop and take a look they would see that it’s the prevailing attitude more often than not.
Why are we, as a society on a whole, so keen to make happiness so difficult to attain? Why are we more apt to wallow in the misery, the negative? Why do we make everyday minutia into such huge obstacles? Why do we focus all of our energy into making things miserable just because they aren’t “perfect”?
Happiness is a state of being, a state of mind. Happiness is focusing on the joys, the delights, the moments of pure wonder that exist alongside of everything else. Happiness is seeing beyond the daily bumps and imperfections and seeing all that is good.
The more you look, the more you’ll find. It’s just that so many have developed the habit of looking for the imperfect and thus they see more imperfections. Try flipping the script and you’ll see and feel the difference, and what a happy difference it can be!
Namaste ~ Ella
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