Happiness is superficial and all short-term moments of it lead to a corresponding moment of unhappiness. The yin and yang, always.
So the more we seek happiness, the more unhappy we become,
Instead of seeking, be conscious and in the moment that is now, allow the true joy to flow from our inner being, our true essence. Joy from within our soul is everlasting no matter what, as is love and peace.
Without the egoic seeking of gratification in short-term doses of happy, we can be joyful in the wonder that is consciousness and being truly awake and alive, free from our mind.
On the turbulent surface of our mind dominated life, there is the constant seeking and constant ups and downs.
Don’t seek, just be.