To enjoy more happiness do you need to stop seeking happiness???

To enjoy more happiness do you need to stop seeking happiness???

via by Chris Dessi

Americans, more often than not, struggle with happiness. We’re in a constant race against ourselves to find it. We meditate and seek a transcendent experience the first time we try. We medicate, and flat line our emotions. We push for adventure on the outside, and forget to find fulfillment under our noses.

A wise man once said, “It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.”

That man was Viktor Frankl. A prominent Jewish psychiatrist, neurologist, and Nazi concentration camp survivor. In his bestselling book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl explains that the difference between those who survived and those who perished came down to one thing.

Finding meaning in the situation.

So, how do we do it? How do we find the meaning of life?

Be present.

Don’t think about what happened yesterday or last year. No could’ve, would’ve or should’ve. Don’t procrastinate on the present and wish upon the future. Be here, now.

Wherever you are in this moment, whatever challenge you may be dealing with, it was meant for you. Even if it’s painful, It’s part of your journey. It’s what gives your life meaning…

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