Happiness takes love.
I believe the essential dilemma of human life is that we have an existential desire to be loved and an existential fear that we are unloveable. For many, these forces operate wholly within the subconscious.
I believe love is a generic expression for a humble relationship with Life. It is the compassion we are able to express unconditionally for all. It is a sphere centered in our hearts and who’s circumference is limited only by our ignorance. It is measured by the kindness and kindred compassion we feel for all beings, no matter what they do, even when they are at their worst. Kindred, not condescending, because we are all of the same cloth.
May you find the peace, love and joy of being alive that are within you,