I have shared the wisdom of 16-year old Saania Sparkle, philosopher and blogger, on previous occasions. This recent post of hers highlights an incredibly important ingredient of self-care. Most of us take a lifetime to figure this out, but fortunately we have young sage Saania to remind us of the importance of doing things that are important to us rather than spending so much time trying to please others.
As she describes it within:
“Internal happiness is when our happiness is influenced by our own realizations, mindsets or thought processes. The weight of other people’s thoughts and opinions can easily become a burden for us, but once we learn to let go, it feels like taking a nice deep breath for the first time. We see the world as different. We feel happiness from within ourselves.”
I encourage you to read her full post, which is short and to the point. Thank you, Saania.
The other day when I was texting a friend, I noticed how impatient and grumpy I felt when she didn’t reply and get back to me. There were similar instances with other people wherein I felt irked the same way. However, it made me wonder why my happiness is dependent on external factors. And, ultimately, just how wrong this is!
We haven’t actually ever been taught to look inside of ourselves. Our worlds are not exactly set up to help us discover our personal boundaries in pursuit of growth, and we are therefore encouraged to cling onto external events in the hopes that we will be happy after, and with the hopes that they will calm our troubled hearts and minds. But quite fortunately enough, true happiness can be found within us.
Internal happiness is when our happiness is influenced by our own realizations, mindsets or thought processes. The weight…
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