Life in the world requires a balance. Life is for the living and giving, yet you do not spin your wheels. You are not looking to bow down to the world, nor is the world to bow down to you. You are free-wheeling.
Your happiness right this minute is a matter of how you look at your life. Someone would be exultant at the life you have while you may look at your life from the dark side. In the relative world, there is always another angle to look from.
When you light a candle, the light from your candle shines on all. Furthermore, because of you, others have the ability to light their candles from yours. The light you bring to the world is multiplied hand over fist. Your consciousness lights up the world. Consciousness lives!
When something is on your mind, it also weighs on your heart. It takes its toll on your heart. The heart desires peace. The mind likes a spin in a roadster at fast speed whereas the heart likes to ease in and not be hurried or hassled.
There is more to life than the bare bones you mostly attend to. Life is more than what the world lets on. Life, as it appears to the world, is a hidden secret, which, down deep, everyone knows very well. It is like you skirt the issues of life and choose to chatter instead.
You may feel something missing from your life as a whole, and you don't know what it is. You are beginning to feel that there is nothing that will satisfy you, or, if something exists that will satisfy you, you don't know its name.