Happiness is one of those feelings that has many different aspects. We can be wildly happy about good things that happen in our lives…exuberant, exhilarated, joyful, are all words that describe that full blown happy feeling. These feelings tend to arise when things are going our way…when we approve of external outcomes. However, in order to truly maintain our balance in life the real secret to happiness is to be able to find a place of peace and balance within…where we can connect with peace and ease regardless of what is happening in the outer world. We may not always be able to live from that place, but it is a place we can cultivate and come home to after being buffeted by the storms of life.