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Can True Happiness Be Reached?

To be honest, I’m in a phase of my life where I’m utterly passive. I used to believe that faith was a vital part of life. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t lost faith; not yet, but I am still clinging to it by a hair’s breadth. 

I’m looking for serenity, but can true peace be found? Is happiness even possible?

I’m reminded of something a teacher of mine used to say and I quote in her words, “If you’ve been unhappy for a long time, if you’ve had ups and downs, expect something nice to come your way. If you’ve been pleased for too long and everything appears to be going well, expect something unpleasant to happen “… And she concluded by saying, “There must be a balance”.

Isn’t it strange? Isn’t it strange how tying those few words to specific aspects of life makes them true? It creates a frightening atmosphere. Such statements would bring hope to any depressed individual. 

However, such statements would elicit a rebuttal from an happy person. ‘God forbid!’ would be my typical country man’s response, with his reaction consisting of a vehement rejection of the assertion. The question is still open. Is it possible to have true happiness in life? Consider it.

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Thanks for reading ❤️

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Responses

  1. There are ebbs and flows also in our faith and our practice of it.
    Life is chaotic and we are often ‘busy’, but faith and happiness require effort rather than being something we just absorb, and we humans can be negligent, or forgetful sometimes?
    Just my take on your question – thank you for prompting my thoughts 🙂

    1. You’re a right, but sometimes, despite loads of faith and work towards attaining these happy days bad times decides to show it’s ugly face 😈
      Well, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.