What is the true meaning of happiness? At this point in my life, I am not sure if I qualify in giving a piece of advice as to what is the true meaning of happiness and contentment in life. However, let me write about my recent realizations and we’ll see how this goes.
I live a normal life. I am not one of the spoiled brats, I am not handed everything in a silver platter and most of the stuff I have right now—I worked hard for it. I did not get everything easily and as far as I am concerned, I have a long way to go in order to find fulfilment and success; With these things I have to deal with, I am not going to sit around and wait for everything to fall into place as I wish so I have to keep moving no matter how far it may be to reach my goals in life. I have been lost and confused for a series of times already and I would often wonder “all I ever really want in this life is to be happy” but being happy seems like there’s a huge price to pay, being happy could mean a lot of things to everyone but for me, I am only trying to be genuinely happy and contented but I can’t seem to find it! I’ve looked everywhere, tried everything but I was unsuccessful. It made me lonely and hateful until such time I didn’t know myself anymore.
Just recently, slowly and surely, I was able to accept things I have been trying to avoid all these time. I accepted my flaws, I have embraced every inch of it. I accepted my imperfections and insecurities and from there, I have learned a lot about love. I saw myself in a way I never did. When I was finished accepting myself, everything about me—the rest followed. I was able to accept the bad things that happened to me, everything that went wrong. I accepted the people who have hurt me and I prayed for them (I really did. Seriously) I accepted the good and bad side of the people I love and it made me love them more. When I accepted things, I was able to fully grasp the wonders of things and it is a beautiful sight, a beautiful experience.
Now that I was able to accept these things, I became happier. Which made me realize that once you have learned accepting things as it is, you will find peace and happiness.
Not everything will be easy and not everything will always be acceptable, but when you’ve learned to accept whatever it is that you have, whatever that has been given to you—may it be good or bad, you will certainly find the key to happiness.
Acceptance is the key to happiness and happiness is the key to a fruitful life, cause when you are happy you see the good things and you don’t even have to look for it. When you are happy, you appreciate everything—big or small!
It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it is possible.