Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is futile
For happiness lies within
To endeavour to find it is infantile
For it's not contained in a tin

Another cannot provide happiness
For it is a state of being
It is a choice to shed that sadness
By new perspective seeing 

To live in perpetual happiness
Seems an impossible thing
But to live in perpetual sadness
Makes life unnecessarily burdening

The pursuit of happiness is futile
For happiness lies within
And sadness follows you mile after mile
Until to happiness you give in.

~x~

Written for: Midweek Motif "Happiness" at Poet's United
Linking to:  Tuesday Garden at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads





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19 comments:

  1. well said, Suzy!
    My upcoming novel is about happiness and boy! I studied in and out of it while writing on it ;)

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  2. Leaving constant sadness behind by changing perspectives is the goal. Well said.

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  3. For happiness lies within........ yes,that is true.

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  4. A wise and positive perspective, kiddo. Yay!

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  5. Brilliant perspective...laid down in a superb manner. Loved reading it, as always

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  6. Like the repetition of the first two lines....very effective :-)

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  7. Happiness is indeed a state of being, remaining within us and we have to give in to happiness to carry our journey of this life...love the positive vibe all through, as always Suzy :)

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  8. Really well said, Suzy! Happiness is indeed a state of being.

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  9. When you're happy, it exudes and touches others.

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  10. Very true thoughts here. We seek happiness yet it's within us. May we all discover it.

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  11. I agree with you...we can't pursue something which we already have!

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  12. How true and apt. It lives inside us always:)

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  13. I think you cannot find happiness.. happiness finds you :-)

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  14. There can be instances when happiness, as we expect it to be, seems to abandon us and leave us to suffer..Finding it can be both easy and difficult..Keeping it is important...

    Eileen

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  15. Happiness is usually found when doing almost anything with others. Then any worries are immediately halved or possibly eliminated all together.

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  16. If we look to hard for anything it often leads to disappointment...wise words

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  17. Beatiful suzy, you have written it so well, happiness is an inside job...says fr John Powell - one of the inspiring books where he speaks about H= I J (happiness = inside job). we are responsible for our own happiness..

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