Are practices like meditation, mindfulness, and yoga meant to make you more happy?
I get asked this question a lot and I recently saw a similar question posted in a Facebook Group. In some ways the answer is both yes and no. As we become more self aware and choose our thoughts, we naturally will feel more happy because we are more aligned with what we want. However, expecting happiness all of the time can undermine the intentionality we have developed in our lives because the unexpected moments of discomfort are inevitable.