Happiness is a vague word.
It’s also a habit, believe it or not.
Consider the nature of things ~
Things initially make us feel happy, yet we get tired of them: the taste of chocolate cake (let’s face it, we will tire of the sweet sensation), warm fires (we will eventually feel too hot), etc.
Our happiness, then, is only of use as we experience it.
It’s no use “being happy” if we’re not really, truly experiencing it in the moment, right?
If happiness is an experience, then, it may be more properly termed as a state of wellbeing – a deep sense of serenity and fulfillment. This is a habit that should, and can, underlie all emotional states.
As the mind is capable and does translate all outer conditions to either happiness or suffering, in order to experience that state of happiness, we must choose to train the mind into such a state: a state of unconditional compassion.
I choose to meditate on compassion today and everyday.
A deep desire – for happiness.