Stay within the present moment my dear, that’s the place which things will be clear.
It’s never about trying to fight your happiness when going through pain, it’s about feeling the pain, every single inch of it and finding your peace within it all. No, it’s not about replacing your pain or negativity with happiness or positivity, it’s all about finding your inner peace and letting yourself float down through the rough patches, otherwise you’d be fighting yourself. You’re either fighting yourself by staying down and by trying to change it up to the positive you’re fighting the negative. Inner peace brings no fight. Inner peace brings you to a place of neither positive and neither negative. It’s the calm within the storm. It’s the eye of the hurricane. No matter what circumstances you find yourself in, you are always allowed your peace and you can always bring yourself there regardless of the circumstances.
“Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.” -Eckhart Tolle