Part One – Being Happy
To look at JOY, first I will look at “What is Happiness?”
Some descriptions are below. If you want to know what Happiness is not, you can always go to a page of my “Peace in Practice” website, where I posted a Table showing categories of Feelings, which show happiness feelings (as below) AND the not so happy feelings see – http://www.peaceinpractice.iinet.net.au/feelings.html
So, right now if you are feeling the C’s – calm, confident and cheerful, then you are happy!
Even a wise person (can’t remember who) once stated that HAPPY does not necessarily mean feeling-
- On top of the World
- Deliriously happy
- Couldn’t be happier
- [ add your own term for extreme happiness here ]
I got to thinking, no really what is Happiness? Wouldn’t I know it if I was happy? What if lurking behind the mild happiness of calmness, confidence and cheerfulness, there’s a tinge or a hue of sadness? Surely that is not being Happy?