Do not strive for happiness, strive for peace.
Do not forget that happiness is simply a mood. It’s flexible to change. It’s temporary.
Passionately resisting your natural human emotions, only to receive this sensationalized and shallow idea of “true bliss” is highly exhausting and not worth it. Trust me. I have been there.
If you’re going to chase anything, chase contentment. Chase gratitude. Chase peace. These elements are boundless, timeless, and infinite; they are feelings that no one can take away from you.
Remind yourself that, no matter how badly you want to fill your sadness with distraction, being able to sustain a healthy well-being can only be achieved with genuine contentment, with pure acceptance. Once you realize that you truly have everything you need, the whole world will fall into your hands. Its time to stop searching for your best self, for it has been within you all along.