Recently I heard a Mysterious Universe podcast in which they talked about cultural differences regarding depression and expectations. They spoke about how in Western culture we have an expectation that we should be happy. According to this talk, in Russia and other cultures they are more accepting and understanding of depression and other low vibration emotions.
Due to the acceptance of these emotions and the lack of expectation of being happy, people can bounce back from depression quicker. This was due to not having the added issue of feeling like a failure because of the expectation we should be happy.
What if the expectation of being happy is the cause of our unhappiness?
If we live in duality and we strive for happiness, does this not leave us open for the polar opposite- sadness?
What if the goal of happiness limits us from achieving higher states of existence?
So if we are to replace happiness as the desired emotion, what should we replace it with?
From my experience being in a state of peace is being free from emotions. Yes emotions occur but they are brief and pass quickly.
Peace is living in the present, experiencing a great connection and leaving duality.
I believe it’s time we all stop striving for happiness and give peace a chance
Mark- The Alchemist’s Journey