Ramana Maharshi said, “Happiness Is the very nature of the Self; happiness and the self are not different.”
If that is true, why are so many of us not happy? The world health organization estimates that 300 million people worldwide have depression. More than that are experiencing occasional sadness, loneliness, or grief. And in a 2016 Harris Poll of North Americans only 33% said they were happy.
If happiness is our nature of self, why aren’t we happy? And what can we know about getting happy?