Sometimes I am amazed at my mind’s capacity to produce suffering. Even after achieving what I initially wanted, I notice I am not happy for very long. Happiness is very fleeting emotion, quickly displaced by dissatisfaction of the new normal reality.
On other hand my mind has been quite resilient against shortcomings of life. I guess that’s the advantage of having mind tuned to a more realistic-pessimistic setting by default.
All things have two sides, and remembering this and being happy with what I’ve I always find the calm and satisfied sense of being.
Life follows ups and downs, there is always another angle to look at things, you can literally find something positive in anything. We just need to remember this lesson:
Negative isn’t separate from the positive, they are the same.
Accept what you have and find the positive!