Happiness happens, spontaneously
That's right! There is nothing complicated about getting to happiness.
Yet thousands of research papers, dissertations, studies, and pop psychology books have been written to explain in structured, logical terms what is simply a natural, spontaneous...
"A natural, spontaneous what?" you may be wondering.
As you begin to wonder, any number of possibilities may come to mind.
Is it an emotion? A mood? A state of mind? A state of being? A spiritual experience? A delicious sensation? An activity or event? Hanging out with your BFF? Enjoying a cup of coffee as you sit in the car waiting for your children to get out of school? An afternoon getting ready for a hot date? Your team winning the World Series? A solitary afternoon curled up with a great book? Fishing on a summer lake? Listening to your iPod as you work out? Finding time to visit an old friend? Cooking something from your favorite recipe and sharing it with family and friends?
Does happiness have a color? A sound? A texture? Does it have a size? A shape? A number? Does the size, shape, or number change or move? Or is it always the same?
Yes, these are odd questions. But they are designed to bypass your preexisting concepts of happiness by triggering your playful imagination, and hopefully a cascade of happy thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
Happiness happens, spontaneously. When it does, smile.
Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Over the years, the Spotify algorithms have correctly identiﬁed that I tend to like “chill” music of a certain BPM ...