Happiness Is Not “Out There”

I’d like to address the first of what I believe to be the three misperceptions of reality; the misperception that happiness can be found “out there” somewhere.

Many of us search for happiness in a job title, the size of our bank accounts or our house, the type of car we drive or the vacations we can take. Have you ever noticed that when you finally acquire or achieve the things you think will make you happy, somehow it just doesn’t do the job?


Changing our outer circumstances is not the path to happiness. Genuine happiness comes from healthy states of mind and from your gracious heart. In short, happiness comes from within.

As we remain stuck inside during these crazy and uncertain times, without our usual ability to turn to outside activities, our job, trips to the mall or bar, we may be finding ourselves squirming for our habitual ways to find comfort.

This week, I invite you to practice investigating the delusion of happiness in your own life. Where have you been grasping and searching for happiness outside yourself? Can you instead look inward and question why happiness may not be coming from within you? Can you begin to confront this truth for yourself?

This is the perfect opportunity to reassess where you look for happiness. Perhaps it’s time to check inside.

I am here to support you in your practice. Please reach out directly at maggie@maggiekelly.com if I can assist you in any way.

As a life, business and spiritual coach, meditation practitioner and spiritual teacher, Maggie Kelly has helped hundreds uncover, discover and discard their conditioned existence, habitual patterns and limiting beliefs which prevent them from living the life they envision. Join Maggie for a Complimentary 30-Minute Life Coaching Session today.