Instead of asking, “Am I happy?”
Always replace it with, “How can I be happier?”
The reason is simple:
Am I Happy leads nowhere. It’s a yes or no question. Like what people talk about when they mention enlightenment – as if indicating that we could reach a point where our sorrows and sufferings will finally come to an end and we could stay happy for the rest of our lives. No good. Life doesn’t work this way.
How Can I Be Happier, on the other hand, carries an important word “Happier.”
If you can be happier now than you were 5 years ago, if you can be happier 5 years from now than the present moment, then you would’ve accomplished what you were after.
Of course, I am not hinting that there’s always something to pursue.
I am not hinting that there’s nothing to pursue either.
This ultimate currency called Happiness needs more than words to understand.
It requires some inner-reflection.
Now, are you happier than you were just a minute ago?
Hm… maybe you actually have a choice?