“Now let me get this straight: You want things that you don’t yet have, people in your life who you don’t yet know, and events to take place that haven’t yet occurred, so that once these “things” come to pass, you’ll feel happy, confident, and fulfilled; accomplished, desired, and appreciated; treasured, adored, and like a-beautiful-sight-to-see?
But… wasn’t that your rationale for all the other stuff you wanted that you now have?
Yes, life is a cycle. We are born, we live our life and we die. In every tombstone, you see year of birth- year of death and basically, the eulogy is shared with people who knew the deceased and the way they lived their life in the DASH. Just like everything else, we observe, we wish to have, we sometime get it, and once we do, we look for something else to achieve. It is a constant process that puts many in the verge of suicide, because we seem to never be satisfied with anything in life. It is a constant pursuit for what we call temporary happiness, until something better comes along and we need to get it. Just like many avid iPhone users saving for the new version X, waiting in life for 2 or 3 days to pay 1000 dollars of their hard earn money to exchange their phone that works perfectly fine to fulfill that so called limited happiness. Once they get their new device with apps they will never use, they go back to using the phone for the basics of calls, text and web use.
So here you go about dreaming and receiving but the outcome is always the same. Your happiness doesn’t rely on obtaining the item, but more on the anticipation of achieving the goal. If you manage to stay on that state of constant euphoria without the need of spending 1000 dollars for no particular reason, you will remain in your happy state and achieve more spiritually than materialistically. We always want more but not for the reasons of living in a bigger home, or having nicer cars, but more because of the feeling we get that we were able to achieve our creams. Happiness is felt from within and many have various definitions to happiness. It is not always about how many digits you have in your bank account, but more about how generous you are with others who do not have the ability to be like you and as motivated to achieve their dreams in life.