Where Does Our Happiness Come From

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You are mistaken if you seek happiness outside of yourself. It's found inside yourself and the sooner you understand this the better for you and the people who surround you.

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One's Happiness comes from a pure heart. The word Blessed means happy. So, happy or blessed is the person who has understands this. If you keep your heart pure, it will become the throne of God within you.

Consider this:

The Lord says "I will visit them and will walk in them, and I will be a God to them, and they will be my people." (II Cor. 6:16) What can be lacking in the person who has the greatest good in his heart-who is God Himself.

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Happiness is a pure heart.

"How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves, in foreign lands and journeys, in riches and glory, in great possessions and pleasures, in diversions and vain things, which have a bitter end! It is the same thing to construct the tower of happiness outside of ourselves, as it is to build a house in a place that is consistently shaken by earthquakes.

"Happiness is found within ourselves, and blessed is the man who has understood this. Happiness is a pure heart, for such a heart becomes the throne of God. Thus says Christ of those who have pure hearts: “I will visit them, and will walk in them, and I will be a God to them, and they will be my people.” (II Cor. 6:16) What can be lacking to them? Nothing, nothing at all! For they have the greatest good in their hearts: God Himself," writes St. Nektarios of Aegina.

Have you followed the teaching of seeking happiness inside yourself? How are things going? Please, let us know in the comments section below for discussion.

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So many falling into this trap of seeking happiness in pleasures. People seeking the pleasures of this world to find “happiness” instead of turning to God to fill the holes in their hearts and souls. People like our spouses seeking “happiness” in adulterous relationships, like our children seeking “happiness” in fornication, living together outside of marriage, partying, and living the secular life. Sin is “pleasurable” for a season, but always ends in destruction.