Is Happiness a Destination?

Two years ago I left my corporate job and moved to Maui to a simpler life. Now I live in New Zealand on a working holiday visa.

Alot has changed in these last two years; both inner & outer. Many amazing sunsets, beautiful ocean views, and amazing mountains. Through my journeys I experienced that happiness is found within. There were dark times living in paradise (Maui) and life isn’t always perfect traveling New Zealand. You bring your insecurities, fears, doubts, unskillful habits, and worries with you every where you go.

There are plenty of unhappy people living in beautiful destinations and many content people living in undesirable cities. Happiness is not a destination, it’s a way of life. A way of life we as individuals must find out on our own. There are many blueprints of other people’s lives to learn from though and many people who will help you along the journey.

You are not alone, but only you can truly help yourself become content with your life.

No pill, book, or material item can replace hard work and commitment. Question everything, even your own thoughts, which are often based on false narratives from past experiences.

This seems difficult but what could be more important than your own contentment? What I find liberating about this message is that we are back in the driver seat of our own life. No one can save us but ourself. We have the power to live the life we truly want to live. It only takes us letting go of old beliefs, habits, and judgments.

Kia Ora,

Johnny Hoffman

Author: Path Unknown.

My intention is to inspire a simple & compassionate way of life. Join me as a peaceful warrior in the army of love. With Aloha, Johnny Hoffman

2 thoughts on “Is Happiness a Destination?”

  1. I bless the day I figured this out. It was probably this year, as a 45 year old but hey, better late than never! Life got better, with less. Life grew calmer, in chaos. And I stopped caring about happiness, choosing to care more about gratitude, contentment and acceptance with things as they were. Good or bad. I find now I don’t even like to label things good or bad. They just are. I still have issues of course but … meh, whatever. I feel like I’ve popped up on the surface of life and this time instead of fighting the waves, I’m lying back and floating on them.

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