Holy Grail of Happiness

Do you have a pervasive sense of guilt that life is passing you by?
That you’ve sold yourself short, settled for less, and now unhappy as a result? 
Emotionally you experience frustration, anxiety, and sadness. 
Day after day, gnawing away at you with its insidious corrosiveness.
One step forward, two steps back.
It is impossible to feel inspired when faced with poverty of spirit.
How does one achieve lasting happiness that is not tied to external circumstances or things?
How do we obtain inner peace that is self-sustaining?
Two essential components of personal well-being are joy and contentment.  
It is important to feel good about what we do, but it’s also important to be content with our lives.  
Together, joy and contentment yield a continual sense of happiness.  
Happiness does not simply mean having a sunny disposition all the time.  
One is not impervious to bouts of sadness, anger and fear.
Such is the range of human emotions and obstacles help us grow.
Instead, happiness is intrinsically tied to fulfillment.
Actualizing your full potential and aligning with your higher purpose.  
It is steadfast knowing of being on course and divinely guided.
Herein lies the secret to sustainable happiness. 
Engage in meaningful activities which nourish your mind and spirit.  
Do what you can to make things better in the moment. 
Stay present. 
Intention dictates actions, which establishes outcome.  
Start by getting to know your personal themes in order to build greater awareness.
Little joys accumulate toward greater happiness.