ARE YOU AFRAID TO BE HAPPY?

By Hadassah Agbaps - January 28, 2021

 

Happiness in beautiful nigerian woman


Do you have the fear of happiness?🤔


Some of us are afraid of being truly happy because we are afraid of being unhappy.



We have a hard time accepting happiness because we are afraid of feeling low with sadness after feeling high with happiness. 


We are afraid of the happiness ending and being sad again.

So instead of accepting happiness, we settle for just being okay.


'How are you?'

'I'm just okay o!'


We end up sabotaging ourselves by avoiding opportunities that can make us happy....instead choosing to settle for what makes us 'just okay'.


We also end up projecting this fear and suspicion of happiness on others.


' Surely, those smiling pictures on Instagram can't be real! There must be some sadness lurking somewhere'.


Our fear of happiness makes us envy those who are unafraid to express their happiness. 

People's fear of our happiness makes us hide our own.


"Let me not look too happy so that someone won't give the evil eye or I won't trigger the attention of 'my village people'"


"Let me not show that I'm too happy so that someone won't think I'm being boastful, proud or flaunting my happiness in their faces."


When we learn to accept happiness for ourselves, it's very easy to embrace and accept happiness in other people. 🙂🙂🙂🙂


Do you think the fear of happiness is the reason for envy, comparison, discontent, lack of ambition?

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