Have you found yours? I haven't! I try...but life gets in the way. I am one of those people who have trouble turning off my brain just to sleep.
I see the memes on Facebook about letting go, slowing down, and being happy. I wonder sometimes if it is truly as easy as just believing it and it comes true. I have also seen people who use that same principle of "letting go" as their own personal out for not taking resonsibility for or being accountable for any of their actions. I do firmly believe that if you do not deal with your past, it will repeat itself. There is a big difference between forgiveness (letting go) and forgetting. Forgetting makes you vulnerable to the same abuse and mistreatment that occurred before.
I am working diligently on the slowing down portion. I am usually running through my life at full speed until I have completely exhausted myself. I am well aware that this is one area where I need the most work. I do not have to do everything, be everything to everyone, and I am not responsible for it all.
Being happy? I believe that is an emotion that ebbs and flows as any other emotion. I believe the true state is one of contentment. I can say I am content. It's a pretty fabulous thing to be. Part of that contentment is an incredible sense of gratitude. I am deeply cognizant of the blessings in my life. That is a large, if not the largest component of my contentment.
I know...a lot to think about and it is only Tuesday!! Just something to ponder...