Why Happiness?

I would like to describe my work here as an experiment. I don’t want to set any goals or wait on any particular outcome. I would like to regard it as an open project with no expectations attached to it.

Writing was something I always enjoyed doing, in fact, it was the only thing I was inspired by at school. We had half a dozen teachers of Literature and Language for a few years in high school, but it was a certain lady that really taught me to write well. I’m not saying that I’m a brilliant writer, it was the technique I mastered and then the enjoyment of that skill came.

Life went on and writing was left aside. The skill was always there for me, but the passion was forgotten.

So with this blog here I would like to come back to this experience and feel the joys of it once again.

The idea of it came suddenly. I had a vague thought in my mind of doing something like this but no concept or a plan or any practical notion. I haven’t really questioned myself… anyway, I wasn’t aiming at anything.

So why Happiness?

I can only be grateful for this feeling being present in my life for some time now. But this got me to think about what Happiness actually is. What makes us say “I’m so happy at this moment”, and what could make us feel better than normal every day? When asked “how was your day?”, we tend to respond with “fine”, “grand”, “normal”. But what do these really mean? The usual? Is it hard to say “I had a good day yesterday”? Would we more often say we had a bad day than a great one?

Of course, life can’t be marvellous if your mother is sick or your kids are being mistreated at school. But thinking of it, how many bad happenings do we have in a week, or a month? Not so many, a few maybe. But we tend to keep ourselves in this grey area between the good and the bad – the normal.

My point is that being happy is not some superior extraordinary feeling. It is the experience of everyday life and to be in it, with it, part of it.

I would like to research what Happiness is for people, how it could be “structured” and then maybe come up with ways we could “sustain” it.

Simply, we just want Happiness to be present in our lives.

I will be extremely happy with everyone who supports this research and shares their view.

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I'm Vilina Christoph and I share my journey of healing and transformation. My awakening was triggered by the death of my mother and sister of cancer. When the feelings became too much to handle, I started documenting my experiences of dealing with depression and anxiety, coping with the loss and grief, and the general lack of motivation and joy in life.  Since the beginning of this journey of transformation I've learned compassion, acceptance and love for myself and others. My mission is to encourage others to look into their pain and take on the path of self-love. By accepting who you are with all your imperfections, by loving yourself fully with all your wounds, you find the strength to be your most authentic self and you unlock your unique gifts in the world.

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