Happiness comes from being.
All the things we enjoy (dancing, drinking, drugging, driving cars, watching sports, etc.), the parts of those things that bring joy are the “being” parts. So what this means is that the things we chase don’t bring us joy or bliss. We already have happiness inside us, we just need to learn to listen to it.
Just being is blissful. If you start judging and call a situation bad or good, you’re not being anymore. You’re thinking.
Action that makes us happy does so even when we don’t understand presence because being pours in anyway. How much better could it be if we learned to foster presence? That is the state of awakening that everyone is talking about. One, because you would be able to have more happiness in general. And two because, you become non-dependant on things. Your job doesn’t bring you joy, your money doesn’t bring you joy, your relationships don’t bring you joy because you already have joy. That is true freedom. It’s our mistake thinking joy and happiness are outside us.
This is not to say that we only foster presence and don’t do things anymore. Rather we continue to do many of the things that bring us joy and we learn to foster more joy from them.
We can become fearless because there is no way to take our happiness. There is no way to separate us from bliss once we know where it comes from.