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Finding True Happiness Within Yourself

Updated on May 27, 2011


Happiness can come from a myriad of sources. A certain incident might not mean anything to you, but it could bring joy and ecstasy for others. It’s difficult to define happiness because it means different things to each individual.

Generally speaking, it can mean satisfaction from performing a task that provides you with peace of mind and motivation in life. True happiness isn’t derived from only favorable circumstances. It’s about maintaining a sense of joy even under adverse conditions. The state of wellbeing is a very personal issue.

People Can Be Happier

Whatever the condition, people can be happier by studying the message of God or motivating others to satisfy their life objectives. So, true happiness is to be found within you. Find your innate abilities and qualities, and then use them to that purpose.

There are certain methods which can assist us in finding the path to your happiness.
It begins with understanding your personality and intended purpose in life. Search your soul and get to know yourself. Steer your energy and resources to attain your desired objectives.

Know Who You Are

A major reason people are unhappy is because they don’t know who they are and what they hope to achieve.

Falling prey to apprehension destroys zeal and motivation. Apprehension destroys motivation and creates obstacles to contentment and ultimately to your goals. Never hesitate to utilize your God given unique qualities.

Avoid negative thoughts and others’ opinions of you. Don’t allow disapproving people to inject negativism into your life. Rise above their human judgments…no one is perfect and they are as flawed as everyone else.

Your ambitions and objectives are a personal matter and shouldn’t be shouted from a mountaintop. Narrow-minded individuals may create impediments to your path. But, it doesn’t mean you must hide your lamp beneath a bushel. Just be careful with plans for your objectives. Allow positive actions to speak for themselves and remain humble.

True happiness is a result of constant self-examination and reform. Therefore, strive for self improvement by applying new approaches and ideas. Discover new things by interacting with people and learn to deal with difficult circumstances. You can teach yourself how to cope with stress and anger management with readily available courses or self help books.

Meditation is another proven method to improve your mind, body and soul. So, make some time for quiet meditating. Happiness is a state of mind and resides in all of us. We only need to hold to certain principles like honesty and Godly moral values to make it a reality.

A Secret of Joy is love and acceptance of yourself. Don’t judge yourself by what others may think. Flow with life and have faith in the future. If you feel guilt, or shame from the past, learn to forgive yourself as well as those who made you feel that way. When you truly forgive yourself and others, you set yourself free.


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    • MartieCoetser profile image

      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      How I needed to be reminded of this today! Thanks!

    • JY3502 profile imageAUTHOR

      John Young 

      8 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      Thank you Pamela

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I think there is a lot of truth in this hub and I agree with your main points. Rated up!

    • JY3502 profile imageAUTHOR

      John Young 

      8 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      That would depend on if that is your goal in life. I have tried to do that in jobs I've held. Some people live to serve others, others take. I believe the best thing someone can do with their life is to help others.

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      8 years ago from Washington DC

      I like this blog, but I have to ask whether you feel it is also possible to achieve happiness by living a life full of making others happy. I kind of talk about this in my hub and I think some of the ideas might be a good add-on to yours.

      The hub of mine I am talking about is here:


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