The Struggle for Happiness is Pointless

Today I strongly felt again like all this struggle for happiness is pointless. When I look back, I see how my level of happiness was actually stable in time, no matter what happened to me: love, loss, career, friends, fun, work… This is actually true. What happens inside of us colors whatever we live in…

Help Comes In Curious Ways

I was looking at the world through a window that made every sensation hurt and ache. The light outside was painful, talking to people, every step came with sorrow. I had little compassion for me as I stone-walled myself for feeling this. And later on, when I somehow thought that things could not get any…

What Pain Tells Us

Are you in emotional pain right now? Can you remember the last time you were? I’m not just doing this to remind you of something unpleasant. Bear with me for a few moments and answer me this: what did YOU do to put yourself in the position to be hurt? Did you give too much…

Happiness Can Be a Handful, Too…

I find it extremely surprising that happy moments actually take a lot of resources to process. Heart keeps pumping blood at an amazing rate, the oxigen doesn’t seem to be enough for days now, and sleeping seems like a forgotten luxury. Who said that happiness is easy to take? I guess the stupid fairy tales…

Do Nothing!

These days I’ve learnt that sometimes the best thing you can do is NOTHING. Do not try to move life around, plan stuff, change others, change yourself. It may seem the easiest thing: to just be. Yet, it is extremely hard not to actively DO something, as this is what our education always pointed out:…

What Makes Us Happy

Did you know that our level of happiness is mostly constant in our lives? It goes up and down along with losses, falling in love, getting fired, finding a partner, changing jobs, getting a divorce, having a baby, etc. However, after a certain while, we get back to being as happy (or unhappy) as we…