Originally Posted by Casper
Happiness is a warm gun (song from when?). What is happiness? Do you pursue it or is it a by product of life?
Serenity often considered and seldom found?
What do people think?
Pregnant questions. The Greeks of old spent volumes on this subject.
For me, while I recognize that knowing thy self; staying true to myself; and, balancing my physical, religious, social, and intellectual needs is the key to allowing serenity to occur, my problem is a fickleness of dispostion; hence, serenity (rare peacefulness) is indeed rare.
Riding often produce a near-serenity, certainly clears the head, but as to whether it's genuine or long-lasting is another story.
Your question as to whether one can purposefully pursue happiness/serenity is something to ponder. My experience has been that I have to set myself up for the possibility of it to ever happen.
My day has been a delight when I've spent time with God, have exercised in some way, have been around a friend(s), have read something engaging, and of course, ridden.
Time to get off this here computer and do just that.