The frustration of wanting something you don’t have can overwhelm your life.
Often, we believe we want a thing – a better job, a relationship, more money or our own house. We’ve been taught that these things will give us a "better life."
But we’re really after something intangible. We want security, belonging, love, to feel seen and heard and accepted for who we are. We want to leave our mark on the world, to contribute. And these intangibles don’t come from jobs or possessions or a high net worth.
Until we realize that, and learn the true sources of living a contented life, we feel trapped and frustrated. That invisible brick wall keeping us from happiness causes continued mental anguish for us and can harm our physical health as well.
What can you do? There’s no simple solution, but there is a solution. It involves opening up to something new. If the old ways of doing things aren’t giving you the happiness you want, you must try something new.
First, define happiness. Do you know what you really want? If you want one of the things I mentioned above, try going deeper. What intangibles will it give you?
The answers to these questions come from self-reflection and exploring and asking Source/Universe/God/Your Term to show you how to search.
Then, pay attention. Remember that you want new ways of looking at the world. So be open to subtle messages or to messages that arrive in unexpected ways. Through a song, a thought, a stranger’s comment. Listen to your heart.
Keep exploring. Keep acting on those messages. And that means you're no longer trapped because you're actively searching. That’s the solution that’s worked for me and I still use it.