Happiness

We are told that happiness is within, but what does that mean? Happiness is an attribute of love.  Since love is what we are as spirit, when we awaken our mind and recognize this truth it brings us happiness and joy.  Happiness is revealed naturally when our minds choose peace instead of conflict and forgiveness instead of judgment.  The key to happiness is releasing ourselves and others from judgment.  It is comforting that true happiness and peace abide in our mind and do not depend on external circumstances.  Certainly we would not argue that some outward conditions make us happy.  However, it is possible to experience happiness no matter what our outer world is showing us.  How? By remembering that there is always another way to perceive an “unhappy” situation when we ask for right-minded guidance to see things differently.  We’ll get a new perspective if we ask.