Happiness is not circumstantial. This should be really good news to us all. It means we don't have to wait around for everything to fall into place and be perfect. Nor do we have to control anything external of ourselves in order to feel a particular way. Becoming aware of this truth can totally change your whole perspective, because it means we can opt to be happy right now. And something truly incredible occurs when we do this: When we feel happy and content first, our outward experience begins to move in ways we've been wishing about.