In this video, Maitreya Rael explains that it is not enough with wanting to be happy because wishing alone does not make things happen, and he gives us a vital second element to achieve happiness, the one without which permanent happiness is not possible: discipline.
In his own words, “Because deciding to be happy just when you wake up is not enough. You need the discipline of deciding to be happy every minute, every second. The discipline to select your thoughts, every time…”
He concludes his talk by telling us that while it is very easy to feel “happy” when all around us is peaceful and good, that’s not what real life is. True happiness is to be able to feel happy amidst all of life’s challenges, and that requires constant discipline to keep our thoughts and reactions in check.