“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!” – Dita Von Teese
As of late, I’ve been infatuated by birds flying in the sky. Anytime I see a bird flying, I stare endlessly until it is no longer in my eyesight. In my mind I’m thinking, why can’t I feel as free as a bird and spread my wings and soar? What exactly is holding me back?
It’s like the song, “Cranes in the sky” by Solange. In this song she mentions many things that she tried to do to accomplish being fully happy or to feel free. Some of the things she mentioned was using substances, running up her credit card bill, crying, having sex, changing her image, and keeping herself busy. Through it all, none of those things seemed to have solved the issues of her unhappiness.
So what does one do to find true happiness? They say happiness comes from within, but how does one dig so deep within to find it? I feel like it starts from your childhood and continues throughout the years as you get older.
People are wounded in their younger years and instead of healing the wound when we are younger, we keep letting it bleed thinking it’ll eventually heal itself. As a result, we enter adulthood dealing with issues that should’ve been fixed decades ago. These issues tend to get in the way of our happiness.
I’ve come to a point in my life in which my faith is being tested. There are some things in life that I’ve done that I’m not so proud of, but faith keeps me pushing forward. When you feel like you’re holding on by a small piece of thread, you have to have faith. Faith is believing that even though things don’t look promising for you at the moment, it will get better in due time.
So when it comes to achieving true happiness, never give up hope. Trust and believe that you will experience it. Don’t give up faith. Trust the process and be patient.