Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. - Denis Waitley

Meaning of this Quote

Just as the old adage goes, “Happiness is near, how far are you?”- is indeed true! It applies to our lives as well. Many times, we tend to misinterpret our sources of happiness with the amount of materialistic things we own. 

However, it is important to realize that happiness is not a destination that you would discover after traveling for a certain distance and then finally being able to reach up to it.

Happiness isn’t owned. You cannot claim happiness to be your belonging. No matter how rich you grow, you can never hold happiness in your fist and say that it’s all now yours! You cannot earn happiness either. You cannot earn enough money to be happy nor visit enough places to feel that emotion. You cannot wear them too!

Despite dressing yourself at your best, there will never be a situation or a time when you can say that you wear happiness just because you wear the most expensive attire for the party. You cannot consume happiness, for it is no food to satisfy your taste buds and meet the cravings of your tummy. So, where can you actually find happiness?

Well, you can find it in the spiritual experience of your living. You can grab happiness each and every second. All you need is to identify it and go along! Happiness lies in loving others. Happiness lies in the grace you pass on or the way you speak to others. It lies in your gentle wishes, your hopes, and your wishes for doing good to others.

Happiness is in the gratitude you carry yourself with! You can see a billionaire in a Lamborghini yet seems to be freaked out, depressed, and in misery and a roadside beggar laughing out loud with just a piece of bread in his hand. This is what the irony of life is!