Yesterday Paulo Coelho wrote something at his Facebook-page that I truly believe in, and he wrote it in such simplicity (maybe that’s why he is a writer and I’m not? 🙂 ) that I just felt I had to comment on it.

I stopped to self-improve myself many years ago. The idea that “the great opportunities lie just over the horizon, in the next valley, with the next job or the next big thing” is not true. It lies here and now – and you are ready to grab it, regardless your imperfections.
– Paulo Coelho

For me this is the sweet spot, a home run and a grand slam of what I believe in when it comes to happiness and life.

I think that we often try to find happiness in so many things and ways, that “are not”, instead of just accepting ourselves as we are, and with our own capabilities. Today there is a huge Happiness-industry that make a living on telling us how to live our lives, how we should be, what we shall believe in and so on, instead of just letting ourselves believe in and being in our own present.

… guess happiness never will be a quick solution, it’s an ongoing fight to be here right now and appreciate what we got, instead of what don’t. It’s never easy but I truly believe in not thinking to much, and be thankful for what we got, and the cures for our happiness that are on sale in the nearest store, very rarely brings any happiness at all; in the marathon we call life.

Autumn sunrise - Piteå
(c) Pedro Hansson - Nikon D5000 - Sunrise in Piteå - As always, straight out from the cam except for naming (and sometimes croping)

13 thoughts on “Happiness

  1. Badpanda22

    Sunset images are tricky to shoot but you have captured it beautifully!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment 🙂

  2. Nandini

    True, he is great writer and have wrote some wonderful books. This one quote has so much truth in it. Thanks for sharing, I surely missed it on FB yesterday.

    I loved the picture too. Peaceful, in harmony with nature, where our true happiness resides. 🙂

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