There is no happiness without unhappiness. Happiness and unhappiness are irrevocably tied.
We can transcend the cycle of happiness and unhappiness. There are no steps that we need to take or lessons that we need to learn to achieve it. It cannot be learned. It cannot be achieved. There is no path to become joyful. It underlies our being.
Joy is our natural state. We can experience joy by surrendering all of our assumptions, judgments and ideas about what we should be doing and how we should be living. By peeling back the layers of who we think we are, we become what we are, joy peace and love.
Let's surrender to joy.