How do you define happiness? I was catching up with an old friend and I was explaining how my life isn’t exciting, but I’m very happy.
I don’t go out. I don’t get to travel anymore. Shopping sprees and friend outings aren’t in my life. But, I’ve found contentment. I’m realizing that contentment, for me, is happiness.
Excitement is what a lot of people think happiness is. I sure did when I was younger and never stopped to think about it. It’s really just the opposite.
Yogis call it pratyahara. When a person meditates to the point they know the outer world feelings, senses, self-talk, anxiety, etc. is not who a person is, then our inner world can experience pratyahara — happiness from within.
Too deep for a Monday? OK. What do you call a guy lying on your doorstep?
You’re welcome. Have a great week!