Happiness Is Not A Commodity that Can Be Given or Stolen from You.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Or you might remember an absolutely wonderful time when another's presence or connection gave you great happiness. Which is wonderful. No doubt about it. As human beings, we yearn for connection to others ― peaceful, exciting, creative, passionate, and challenging connections that ignite the liveliness of life and make us know in our depths that life is an immeasurable gift and we are more than we think we are. Experiences such as these happen not only with other human beings, but also with animals, nature and the Divine.
Happiness is not a commodity that can be either given or stolen.
However, problems arise when we see others as the bestower of happiness and unhappiness. When we do this, we give away the power and majesty of our being, all the richness of growth and change. We give away ownership of our life.