The Happiness Trap
Learning to overcome difficulty and live life
The Happiness Trap teaches us to recognise the mental prison that we have locked ourselves into with our incessant quest for happiness. When we learn to make space for any unpleasant thoughts and emotions that arise and reduce the impact that they have on our lives, we can finally put all our energy into creating an existence that is full of meaning. By learning to develop psychological flexibility, we can understand the importance of living in the present moment, recognising our deep-seated values and acting in accordance with them. Trying to grab happiness is a waste of time, what we need to do is to free ourselves from the trap that our mind has us gripped in, and to do this, let our awareness become our most precious ally.