We're always looking for ways to be happy or at least to feel at ease. I believe we just want to achieve wellness in all aspects of our life, we have just forgotten how to do that. How did this happen? Don't ask me... there are many conspiracy theories, but that's not the point, is it? Maybe our brains have being programmed by society to feel fear instead of peace. Our beliefs about who we are can affect us profoundly. We're exploring what's like to be human beings (happy ones, preferably). That's my case anyway, and I believe others are pursuing the same goal.
The problem, to me, starts when you let your beliefs guide you without questioning them. Where are these beliefs really coming from? Can you trust them blindly? I don't know for certain, but I chose to believe something now: Your beliefs create your own reality. Every perception you have is based on what you believe, whether because someone told you or simply for lack of knowledge. (Took me a while to understand that it's our responsibility to pay attention to what we think and what we feel, otherwise we could lose control over our own life). Then emotions rise to the surface and your body/mind become a mess. Sounds familiar?
Some of us have forgotten who we really are, but we're finding our way back home. We're questioning ourselves. experiencing the distractions of daily life with more awareness and sympathy than before. We're interested in improving our diet. Wellness, mindfulness and meditation are becoming more popular nowadays.