Happiness Is Not Free; There's A Price To Pay

𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲; 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗮𝘆.

We've always been told that happiness is free. If this is true, why are we not happy every day and moment of our lives? Why do we still once in awhile fall into loneliness and sadness? This is because happiness has a price tag! If you are not ready to pay, you can't have it.

First, let me ask you a question. When you are sad and lonely, something led to it right? This circumstance or person that led to it, is it a part of you? Is it living inside you? You will discover that you are sad because you closed up to it! You actually allowed it! You gave your 'self' to it!

Thus, happiness raises it's price at this point and it becomes harder for you to pay. You are still wondering what the price for happiness is? That price is simply: YOU. 

You are surprised? The release of yourself from all kinds of situations is what happiness asks for. Your ability to delete the past, live in the present and let God decide your future is what happiness asks for. That is his price. Can you pay? 

I know you are of the opinion that I don't understand you. You may have lost a very dear one, you may have lost a good job or business deal. Whatever might have happened to you is sure a deep pit of pain. However, the source of your sadness is not what you have lost but the fact that that person or thing is not there anymore. What causes your sadness is because you are seeing a gap.. opened by their absence. 

This is what happiness demands from you. Happiness says 'give me this gap, let me fill it.' Releasing this gap is releasing yourself. When you are able to do this, you will remember the person, the situation or whatever it is with a smile...why? You've exchanged the pain with happiness. You are not happy because they are not there, you are happy because they give you the strength to become strong. 

Happiness is not free; there is a price to pay. That price is your 'self'. That price is YOU.

#Happiness #Motivationmonday #You #LetGo #Solomonayo

© Daniel Idowu
Co-writer at SolomonAyo foundation.

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