10 years ago, I was searching for happiness (I’d spent my entire life up to that point in hot pursuit of this elusive state of being, without finding it).
I bounced from one tumultuous relationship to another, frivolously spent all my money, and although seemingly happy on the outside, was lost, confused and alone on the inside.
Desperate to find peace, I even jetted off to Australia and spent six months living in a van. But when that left me even more confused and unhappy, I knew that something had to change.
The more I tried to fill my inner void with stuff, travelling and even men, the more unsatisfied I felt.
Then, a decade ago, I stumbled into a mindfulness/meditation center in an attempt to find peace and had my first A-Ha moment. And then another, and another.
Long story short, first, I realized I needed to tune into my life. I was missing my life. I learned how to do this.
Mindfulness also taught me that happiness can not be found in outer objects, (and I know this belongs in a cheesy $1,000 buy my happiness course tagline,) but it’s true, and happiness is inside you already.