On a cloudy day, the clouds hide the sun, but the sun is always there in the sky.
Happiness is like the sun, it is often hidden by the clouds of thoughts and worries. You have to scatter and dissolve the clouds – your thoughts and worries, so you can experience happiness.
You don’t have to create happiness, because though you may not believe it, it is part of your essence, but is just hidden. All you have to do is calm down your mind and feelings, because when there is a quiet mind and inner peace, happiness emerges from within you.
Happiness is not something far away and unattainable and does not depend on circumstances, objects or events. It is an inseparable part of your consciousness, of your essence, and comes out when your mind is free from disturbing and constant thinking.
The mind is always in a constant race from one thought to another, from one worry to another. It constantly moves from one object or task to another, never standing still. This restlessness hides the happiness that is within you in the same way that a choppy sea hides the bottom of the sea. When the sea gets calm you can see the bottom. In the same way, when the mind gets quiet you experience the happiness that is within you.
You cannot see a treasure at the bottom of a stormy and muddy lake, though it is there. However, when the wind stops, the water becomes still, and the mud sinks, you can see the treasure. The treasure is there, whether you see it or not. So is happiness. It is always here, only hidden by constant thinking and worries.
You can experience more happiness in your life by calming down your mind.
Next time you feel happy, stop for a moment and watch the state of your mind. You will be surprised to discover that it is calm, and there are almost no thoughts in your mind. Since the mind is not accustomed to stay in this peaceful state for long, it soon becomes active again, and the sense of happiness disappears.