Happiness is by its very nature fleeting. The happiness that we experience when we obtain something we desired will fade sooner or later. The unhappiness we experience when we are disappointed or frustrated will also fade.
Happiness does not exist without unhappiness. They are irrevocably tied. We can break the cycle of happiness and unhappiness. We can break the cycle of fear and desire which underlies it.
Our natural state is joy. We can return to joy by surrendering our addiction to thought and releasing our unconscious attachment to fear and desire. Our identity is defined by our thoughts and emotions, our fear and desire. It takes courage and discipline to release our long held beliefs about who we are.
Let's surrender to joy.