I agree with Dorothy that Happiness is our natural God given state. I also believe being Peacefull & Loving are too. It seems I can remember focusing on & experiencing all three almost all the time throughout my life by ignoring or forgetting the times when I or those around me were being the opposite.
But lately there seems to be so much talk & advice about getting in touch with ourselves & embracing our negative selves - I guess to experience it to overcome it? - but it seems to do just the opposite to me & makes me only more negative, sad & miserable. Not the feelings I enjoy or want to experience.
I like Helen Kellers quote “When you face the sun you see no shadows” She was not denying there is darkness or saying there are no shadows. But the more we face the (negative) darkness, the less we see of the light. I do not want to waste any more time or energy looking for problems just to overcome them.
Therefore, I want to Focus on facing/moving toward the light at all times! That’s for me!
I am Happily, Peacefully in Love with what is Good & Right!