First of all, I want to
express my gratitude to Melissa. I’ve been worshipping her writing, values and
soul for a long time now. So, the moment I read about this In The Pursuit of Happiness series, I reached out to her immediately, asking for consideration. Thanks,
Melissa, for letting me be a part of this wonderful series.
In The I started feeling that which are usually considered the
Pursuit Of Happiness. Five
words. A universe of meanings. Let me get started by defining what happiness means to me. Happiness is the
peace of mind achieved once the war is over: the war between what I
am and what I am not; the war between what happened and what could have
happened; the war between my victories and my mistakes; the war between what I
did and what I did not do.
peace of mind the moment I turned 30 — that was four years ago. It’s still a
work in progress. How did I get to that
point? I guess that there are some key factors — especially surrounding yourself with positive people who love you, karma and faith — but at the end of the day, and
to quote my beloved Diane Von
Furstenberg, it’s all about the
relationship you have with yourself. You have to find your own spiritual tools to deal with your feelings and especially
with pain and uncertainness —
biggest enemies of happiness.
I started feeling that
which are usually considered the
back, I now see how pain and uncertainness have played a pivotal
role in paving my way to the peace of
mind I currently have.
Layoffs, broken hearts, But it gets to a point
hospital times, bad friends, betrayals…all these events sparked the inner war I
mentioned above. I cried and prayed and felt sorry for myself. I hated people.
It did hurt so much. Did I say I cried?
where you start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Hard work pays off,
things get better in general and more importantly, life gives you the answers you were looking for. You
finally comprehend that there has always been ‘a master plan.’
Layoffs, broken hearts,
But it gets to a point
At that moment, I became
strong enough to make an analysis of what my life has been. That’s a major
breaking point in the whole process: the moment I allow myself to learn about my acts, my
silences, my mistakes, my words…It’s such an invigorating process! The more I learn, the more I understand,
forgive and love myself and others. It’s like the ‘happiness pipe‘ gets unclogged, and I allow myself to enjoy a pretty happy existence.
As I said, it’s still a –By Elsa from Cafe Society XXI P.S. How do you pursue your happiness, friends? I’d love to hear your story, so feel free to send them to mellow1422 (at) aol (dot) com! [Bottom photos via Le Love]
work in progress. I have so much to learn and to live. But going through the
process and understanding how it works makes me feel safe, strong, grateful
As I said, it’s still a
–By Elsa from Cafe Society XXI
P.S. How do you pursue your happiness, friends? I’d love to hear your story, so feel free to send them to mellow1422 (at) aol (dot) com!
[Bottom photos via Le Love]