To be happy, it is not enough to have a family, friends, a job and leisure. The proof is the number of people there are you might consider privileged but who are not happy! Why? Because they do not know how to respond to their soul’s
needs. The soul needs to live in immense, infinite, limitless space. And yet, humans continually constrict their soul, fetter it and stifle it; they want it to make do with trifles – a little material success, a little pleasure, a little gossip…
Then, the soul suffers and complains to them: ‘I want to be free, and you, with your ordinary, petty occupations and worries, keep me in fetters. I am a daughter of God, space is my element, I need to expand into the vastness of heaven.’ So, for at least a few minutes, experience allowing your soul to soar up and expand in space. Allow it to escape, to the point where it merges with the whole universe. And then you will know the meaning of happiness.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov The Seeds of Happiness