“There is no distinction between means and ends. There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
What do you want in life? Many people will answer that they want to be happy. What if happy isn’t something you earn or get lucky enough to experience. What if being happy is something you choose? It’s a powerful idea that I have been playing with in my mind. I realize that ego is the thing that keeps happiness from being the way for me. I’m not happy when I feel I have been overlooked or mistreated. When I take ego out of it, it’s easier to be happy.
I still notice a slight, but I try not to let it define how feel. I accept that it just…is. I don’t take it personally. I work hard, and I do a good job. That’s enough. Everything that follows is irrelevant. For now I am where I belong. When it is time to move on, I will know. In the meantime, I’m happy where I am.