Inner Happiness

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What Is Inner Happiness?

Inner Happiness is a happiness found inside a person. It is seated in the heart and consists of things like serenity, tranquility, peace, faith, and a sweet, calm spirit. Agnes, from our examples, had a heavy dose of this. Inner Happiness is among the angelic traits, as is "A worthy character" and "domestic servant".

Inner Happiness is the trait you know you have when you can weather life's storms with a calm and peaceful spirit. It doesn't mean you won't have problems, but the way you handle them will pass understanding and baffle onlookers. Men appreciate this trait in a woman, and the lack of it is viewed as a deficiency. They want their wives to "shed joy around, and cast light upon dark days".


What Causes Unhappiness?

Unhappiness is caused by a failure within an individual. This could be a defect of character, failure to meet responsibilities, or being the center of your own universe. On the other hand, we set the stage for happiness to grow when we overcome our defects of character, fulfill responsibilities, serve others instead of ourselves, and live according to heavenly laws.

Happiness is not caused by good surroundings or having everything "just right". We can have things that please us all around and still have an unhappy heart. Pleasures come in two forms: good pleasures and bad pleasures. Healthy pleasures are wonderful things consisting of nice spring days, soothing music, comfortable homes, snuggling children, stylish clothes, delicious food, labor saving devices and such. There is nothing wrong with these things, but they don't bring happiness! Many people are surrounded with all the comforts of life and are still unhappy.

Foolish pleasures are the outcomes of sin and bring not only unhappiness, but harm and grief. You don't have to look for to see the results of improper sex, unwholesome literature, poor movies, excessive drinking, love of food or money, etc.

Happiness is not gained by seeking pleasures of either sort. You may find yourself among equally bad or good situations and still be able to have that joyful, peaceful, faithful spirit that one who has a happy spirit exudes. How can we acquire a nature of this sort?

First we must straighten out the notion that happiness can be had just by making up your mind to be happy. If that were all there was to it; then wicked people could also have this trait. Inner happiness comes from following the spiritual laws that govern happiness.


What You Can Do

If you are unhappy it is because you are breaking these laws. Here are the steps you can take:


Does Your Happiness Depend On Others?

One mistake many wives make is to place the blame on others - especially their husbands. They think, "If only he loved me, then I would be happy." The love of your husband or any other person is not essential to the acquisition of inner happiness. Inner happiness comes from inside a person and has nothing to do with the feelings of another person.

When you have inner happiness and your husband doesn't love you there will be something missing; your life will not be complete. But as you practice the principles of Fascinating Womanhood and gain inner happiness, it's tills the soil that his love can grow in.

Inner Happiness is a very important part of Fascinating Womanhood. Don't make the mistake of focusing outward if you are unhappy. The key to your happiness lies within yourself and not in your surroundings.

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