I recently mentioned in my post, 'Why Are We So Unhappy' that I have been considering the word happiness and the pursuit of happiness as an endeavor that has troubled my spirit for a long time. In my never ending quest for happiness I forget to enjoy moments of growth, grief, and presence because I have believed that in the pursuit of happiness there is always a way to make it better verses just enjoying it as it is. I cannot enjoy things because something more awesome is always just around the corner. (Jason Silva's video speaks to the paradox of our pursuit as a species of happiness in a way I really enjoy.)
This is not to say that I don't enjoy moments of happiness. I certainly do, but I find myself no longer seeking it over other feelings and experiences. I long to feel content or peaceful or to have a meaningful life. The simple process of releasing myself from my attachment to happiness has surprisingly brought me an immense amount of joy and satisfaction..