"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet."
I have been there. Unfulfilled. Frustrated. Seemingly living an almost perfect life but feeling empty. I didn’t even really notice it until I imploded. I then spent five years picking up the pieces of myself, working out which pieces I want to keep and which pieces to discard, and putting them back together in a new order.
I also spent five years learning about happiness. The science of it, psychology, biology, neuroscience. And what happiness really means. Philosophy, religion, spirituality. I have learnt about happiness from the outside in and the inside out.
The biggest thing that I have learnt is that if we are in touch with our emotions they are less able to dominate our lives. We really need to learn to listen to ourselves. We shroud ourselves in layers to hide how we really feel. I didn’t have the tools to prise those layers off. I set fire to them instead.
You don’t need to set fire to yourself to find a a deeper sense of calm, inner balance and a greater sense of purpose. I am here to help you with your own self enquiry, gently peeling off the layers to find your true self.
I haven’t learned everything. I am still on my own journey and nobody’s wellbeing path is a straight line from A to B. It’s a circular rollercoaster with ups and downs. And the more we learn about that rollercoaster, the more we can anticipate our ups and downs and ride with greater joy.