Everyone seems to be at least a little dissatisfied with one area or another of life. When you ask someone what they want most, they'll usually say happiness. And if they say something else, for instance, a good job, a spouse, children, money, they will explain that the reason they want it is that it will make them happy.
The problem with this never-ending quest for happiness is that it takes us in the wrong direction. We travel the world, go on exotic vacations, and spend time (and money) on retreats. But it’s never enough to sustain us. We might find some temporary thrill, a bit of a "high" from the novelty of it all, but then the feeling fades, and we’re back where we started.
There are currently more than 140,600 book titles in the category of "happiness" on Amazon. A quick Google search for "happiness course" yielded 3,900,000 results. We are clearly looking for answers, for guidance, at every turn. So, what's holding us back? What's keeping us from being happy? We have all the advice we could ever use‚ so why isn’t it working for us?