No, not really. If you mean life in general, I am quite happy with my life at the moment. Thanks God. It is not difficult to be happy, but it depends on what kind of life you want to have. For me, I am not rich but I have a job to go to, got a roof above my head which we(my husband and I) worked hard for many years, got a good supportive family and I just take what life throws at me. Some people are happy when they got lots of money and material things but for me, as long as I have enough to live on, I am find with that. I never go hungry. So yes, it is not difficult for me to be happy.
Yes and no.
Our moods or state of being is controlled by what we (think) about or focus our thoughts on. The real challenge for most people is proactively learning how to think about only those things (they) want to think about.
Mass media, friends, family, co-workers, and stories in the news are battling to carve out a portion of our mindshare each and everyday. Sometimes our ego causes us to be unhappy when we insist on comparing ourselves to others and their accomplishments. It's also easy to worry about things that may or may not happen. Yesterday you were happy and today you're unhappy. The reality is nothing really changed during those 24 hours other than your thoughts or your focus.
Many people have opted to learn how to meditate and clear their minds before going to bed and upon waking. Living in the moment helps as well. If we can learn how to (choose) our thoughts we can choose to be happy.
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." - Corrie Ten Boom
No, I'm generally happy or at least content. If I feel irritation I know it is temporary and usually inquire into what triggered the irritation. I believe happiness, like most emotions, is an emotion that does not stay at a high level. I go for 'peace and contentment' and those feelings usually have to do with making good choices that are satisfying.
No, because I know the cause of happiness is me. Its up to me. It has nothing to do with the world or what others are doing. At will I can transcend all thoughts and free myself of anybody, anything and even all memories. I can always go to laughter at any moment. It is a technique that can be learned.
No it's not for me buddy simply because i found things that make me happy, i mean it's not rocket science aye!lol..So basically do things that make you happy, & don't ever think that there aren't or won't be things..If you can't do things that make you happy at the moment, at least get thinking about them until you can..Knowing that once you can do them, logically your'l start feeling more happy..Don't ever dwell on what you once had just contemplate what you want next, & when you can go for it.
I was going to say "no," because I am a generally happy person...now. I've suffered from severe clinical depression in the past, been through some really rough crap, and have a lot of potential stresses and challenges in everyday life. There are things in my reality that others can't understand how I can tolerate them, and there's plenty that has come close to breaking my sanity altogether.
Thinking about it, I am happy because I work hard at being so -- I know what kind of environment will nurture happiness for me, I know what work fulfills me, and I know that I need a steady diet of relaxation and positive energy. It really is a lot of work to create this type of environment and maintain it, and it takes constant vigilance to refocus away from things that will steal my contentment, and to release the urge to try to control people or situations. It's also a bit of work to stop and review what's great, what's going right, and what I'm blessed to have in my life, which is so essential to maintaining happiness. So...yes, I suppose it is difficult to be happy, but I still am most of the time. I love my life, I just know what steps I need to take to maintain my well-being. It takes a lot of introspection and a lot of structuring -- or does in my case, at least -- but I'm also of the opinion that nothing worth having comes easy.
Yes it is very difficult. There are things happening with my children and grandchildren that are breaking my heart. I am trying to have a better outlook, I have had professional help, but the pain and sorrow is real and true, and ongoing. I truly want to be happy, hmmm O came here to take my mind off all this and communicate with others about things unrelated to my life.
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